Fedora, OpenSuse betas embrace GNOME 3.2

Betas from the the OpenSUSE and Fedora Linux distro projects have been released with GNOME 3.2 desktops. The Fedora 16 (“Verne”) beta also adds support for the GRUB2 bootloader and cloud enhancements, while the OpenSUSE 12.1 (“Asparagus”) beta moves to Systemd, and adds Btrfs file-system support.
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OpenSUSE 12.1 ships with GNOME 3.2, SystemD, Snapper, Go tools

The OpenSUSE project released OpenSUSE 12.1, featuring Linux 3.1, GNOME 3.2, KDE 4.7, plus support for KDE’s “OwnCloud” cloud platform. OpenSUSE 12.1 introduces the SystemD configuration utility and Google’s Go programming language, and integrates a Btrfs-based “Snapper” tool for rolling back system updates and configuration changes.
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OpenSUSE 11.4 bolstered by Novell services, says review

OpenSUSE 11.4 is a modest improvement, hobbled by some installation and font-control issues, says this eWEEK review. Yet OpenSUSE remains compelling thanks to related Novell offerings such as SUSE Studio and OpenSUSE Build Service, plus a new Tumbleweed rolling release option and Evergreen long-term support project.
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OpenSUSE 11.4 touted for performance boost, new rolling release option

The OpenSUSE project released OpenSUSE 11.4, and launched an optional rolling release repository called “Tumbleweed.” OpenSUSE 11.4 is built on Linux 2.6.37, offers improved performance, scalability, and boot time, and provides a faster the ZYpp package management system, LibreOffice 3.31, and Firefox 4.0, says the project.
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