openSUSE Leap 42.3 released with KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS and GNOME 3.20

openSUSE Leap 42.3 gives smooth Desktop and Server Upgrade

openSUSE Leap 42.3 is now available for download and should be one of the most significant updates for the leap operating system. The team took more than eight months to develop the build. It ships with long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series, KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS and GNOME 3.20.

The build is based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 SP 3 enterprise-ready OS along with hundreds of exciting updates. According to openSUSE, this third point release has more than 10,000 packages and offers stability-minded users a refresh and hardware enablement release.

What’s new in openSUSE Leap 42.3

The most important features of OpenSUSE leap 42.3 is as follows:

  • The inclusion of KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS as default desktop environment
  • Also includes GNOME 3.20 desktop
  • Improves Skylake Windows 8 precision touchpad support
  • Adds support for the Google Fiber TV remote control
  • supports Open-Channel SSDs through the implementation of the LightNVM full-stack initiative
  • Supports clustered RAID1 and Journaled RAID5
  • Includes a server installation profile
  • Fully-featured text mode installer
  • Supports both PHP 5 and PHP 7
  • Packs with an up-to-date graphics stack based on Mesa 17
  • Includes TeX Live 2016, Mozilla Firefox 52 ESR, Mozilla Thunderbird 52, Enlightenment 0.21.8, KDE Applications 17.04.2, KDE Frameworks 5.32.0, LXQt 0.11, CMake 3.5.2, Ruby 2.4, and GNU Health 3.2.

For the System administrators, the backup solution Borg is a great thing. It can now be used more accessible than ever to automatically backup your data daily with a systemd service.

Improvements include for the 64-bit ARM architectures in which support for the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 and the additional UEFI 2.5 functionality improved. It also has better native EXT4 encryption support and completely lockless TCP listener handling.

If that’s exciting enough to install OpenSUSE Leap 42.3, you can grab the 64-bit and 32-bit installation images, as well as the ARM based Raspberry Pi and Cloud images from the link below:

Download openSUSE Leap 42.3

SourceopenSUSE
Kiran Kumar
Hi there! I'm Kiran Kumar, founder of FOSSLinux.com. I'm an avid Linux lover and enjoy hands-on with new promising distros. Currently, I'm using Ubuntu as a daily driver and run several other distros such as Fedora, Solus, Manjaro, Debian, and some new ones on my test PC and virtual machines. I have a day job as an Engineer, and this website is one of my favorite past time activities especially during Winter ;). When I'm not writing for FOSSLinux, I'm seen biking and hiking on scenic trails. Hope you enjoy using this website as much as I do writing for it. Feedback from readers is something that inspires me to do more, and spread Linux love!. If you find a time, drop me an email or feedback from the 'Contact' page. Or simply leave a comment below if you found this article useful. Have a good day!

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

STAY CONNECTED

24,254FansLike
192FollowersFollow

LATEST ARTICLES

How to create a Fedora Games Live USB drive in Linux

One of the best Fedora spins that has been for a while and also being well maintained is the Fedora Games. The Fedora Games spin is a great showcase of the best games available in the Fedora operating system.
essential linux commands
Last week, we shared with you several "cool and fun" commands to get comfortable and confident with the Linux command-line. In our quest to further aid Linux users with mastery of the command line, or CLI, we present you with a variety of command-line utilities essential for all Linux users, regardless of proficiency level.
best linux distros for laptops
Whether buying a Linux pre-installed laptop or selecting a Linux distro for your existing laptop, there are many things to consider. Let's take you through some of the best Linux distros that are optimized for Laptops in this 2019 edition of the article. Read on.
best video players for linux
Most Linux-based systems come with a built-in video player, but let's be honest, it most definitely won't be able to satisfy all of your requirements, due to the fact that default software is mostly made for basic purposes. In this article, we will review the 5 Best Video Players for Linux and thoroughly discuss their features as well as their pros and cons.