OpenSUSE 42.2 Merges Best Features of Enterprise, Community Models

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OpenSUSE 42.2 Merges Best Features of Enterprise, Community Models

The new OpenSUSE 42.2 milestone community Linux distribution benefits from the stability of the Linux 4.4 Long Term Support Kernel.

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It's Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise

The openSUSE Leap distribution is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE). The Leap 42.2 update follows the SLE Service Pack 2 update that debuted on November 8.

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It Comes With Multiple Desktop Choices

The openSUSE Leap distribution offers multiple open-source desktop environments including KDE Plasma and GNOME.

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KDE Plasma 5.8 Desktop Shines

While GNOME has often been the default in many Linux distributions, SUSE has a long history of KDE as the default. The KDE Plasma 5.8 is a Long Term Supported release and provides a stable desktop experience for Linux users.

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KDE Applications include Kmail

Beyond the Plasma desktop interface, KDE also provides multiple types of applications, including the Kmail email applications.

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LibreOffice Provides Productivity Applications

The open-source LibreOffice office suite update is part of openSUSE Leap 42.2 and includes Writer Document, Calc Spreadsheet and Impress Database applications.

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Firefox is a Browser Choice

The Mozilla Firefox browser is part of the openSUSE Leap release and on the KDE Plasma desktop so too is the KDE-based Konqueror browser.

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This Distribution also Supports ARM Processors

In addition to x86, the openSUSE Leap distribution also supports ARM processors.

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Developers Benefit from Qt Designer

Qt designer is an interface builder to help developers produce graphical user interfaces for applications.

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The Linux 4.4 LTS Kernel Is at the Heard of this Distribution

At the heart of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 distribution is a Linux 4.4 LTS kernel. SUSE expects to be able to provide up to 36 months of support openSUSE Leap releases.

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What Microsoft Teams Does for Office Productivity, Collaboration

After considering buying Slack and watching Facebook become stronger in the business collaboration space, Microsoft has introduced its own offering aimed at improving productivity in the office. Microsoft's new solution, called Teams, is designed to organize corporate workspaces and improve collaboration between people within an organization. Like Slack, Microsoft Teams comes with the ability for users to chat with others. In addition, it's a platform to share files, collaborate on documents and work with third-party applications. It even comes with several security features to help it attract IT managers who worry about keeping data away from would-be hackers. Microsoft Teams is available now in more than 180 countries and in 18 languages, and it could prove to be a good addition to the tech giant's current productivity application lineup. This eWEEK slide show will provide some details...
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