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openSUSE 11.3 is here!

July 15th, 2010 by

11.3 is here

openSUSE 11.3 is here!

The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the release of the latest incarnation of openSUSE, with support for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. openSUSE 11.3 is packed with new features and updates including SpiderOak to sync your files across the Internet for free, Rosegarden for free editing of your audio files, improved indexing with Tracker, and updates to Mozilla Firefox, and Thunderbird.

Among these many new features, openSUSE also provides support for netbooks and the Btrfs file system support. Users can expect to see improved hardware support with the 2.6.34 Linux kernel and updated graphics drivers. And support for the next generation of interactive computing for touchscreens like the HP TouchSmart.

openSUSE continues its tradition of delivering the popular KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments, and now also provides the lightweight LXDE desktop environment. With GNOME, you can use the latest 2.30.1 version or take your installation for a drive with a preview of the upcoming GNOME 3.0. Or choose KDE SC 4.4.4 for the latest updates. They all feature the polish and integration that the openSUSE distro has been known for.

Click the desktop screenshots for a full view or see the complete collection of screenshots here.

GNOME Shell in GNOME 3.0

GNOME Shell in GNOME 3.0

Plasma Desktop on KDE SC 4.4.4

Plasma Desktop on KDE SC 4.4.4

For servers and development platforms, administrators can take full advantage of the new MariaDB and MySQL Cluster services as well as Conntrack to filter network packets for iptables. Developers will appreciate the plethora of tools available at their fingertips with GCC, GDB and Mono and IDEs such as Netbeans, Qt-Creator and many others. This is all on top of the countless libraries available through the openSUSE Build Service (OBS).

Visit our Product Highlights pageĀ for a detailed list of new features.

The next release will be openSUSE 11.4 in March, 2011. Thank you, and have a lot of fun!

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111 Responses to “openSUSE 11.3 is here!”

  1. mac

    I donno how I spent these many days without upgrading to Suse 11.3 as I don’t have net connection at home. Nevertheless I am going to install on my lap this evening.

  2. PuthTann Bona

    open SuSE 11.3 is stable or not ?

  3. ederfull

    Buen aporte gracias

  4. Jeffrey R. Bacon

    This version freezes every time I try to use it. I’ve posted on the OpenSuse Forum (http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-help-here/applications/443843-opensuse-11-3-mozilla-firefox-freezes-upon-moving-mouse.html#post2202856), but have not received a helpful or complete reply. Can anyone help me with this problem? Everything works fine in Failsafe mode, but I can’t use drivers, print, etc. in failsafe.

  5. izhyc

    great suse is beautiful

  6. Jeffrey R. Bacon

    I think I have a similar problem…Installed OpenSUSE 11.3. 11.2 worked great. But 11.3 freezes after about 10 or 15 seconds. I can only work in failsafe mode. I have not received much help on the OpenSUSE forums (http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-help-here/applications/443843-opensuse-11-3-mozilla-firefox-freezes-upon-moving-mouse.html). I tried reinstalling (Update), with no luck.

    I’d really like to use my drivers and other stuff!

  7. hesam

    Thanks. it is really Great.

  8. rudi

    Hi , i installed every suse and opensuse from 9.2 till 11.1 , From 11.2 you lost me . Now i was curious and installed 11.3 , Thanks but no thanks , Can it get worse ?

  9. I’m a Ubuntu user and am not happy with the changes being done in its latest releases. I was looking at openSUSE for the first time since I’ve tried pretty much every other major distro out there except. So, does openSUSE have great advertising and just that and what’s with all the bad comments above? :\

  10. Grer

    This is the type of BS you should not believe, opensuse have many haters because it will fly compared to ubuntu … I have not had 1 problem and I am using all the goodies. Thanks

  11. I have tested 11.3 on an old pre-ACPI windows 98 box (it’s my only test machine).
    it freezes during install.

    What are the System Requirements? I don’t see the System Requirements posted anywhere, and after having so many versions, you think they would have that on the web site by now.