openSUSE 12.1 RC2 unleashed!

We’re delighted to let you know that the second and final release
candidate of the openSUSE 12.1 release, scheduled to become available on
November 16 2011, is now ready for testing.

All of development is now frozen except for the most urgent bugfixes. If
you find any new, grave problems, please report it as soon as possible!
You can find a list of currently reported bugs for openSUSE 12.1 here
[1] and our list of most urgent problems here [2]. Please refer to the
testing wiki page here [3] when you report problems and if you are
willing to help us out fixing them, see [4]. Aside from packaging and
development work, we’d appreciate help promoting this release [5].

You can download openSUSE 12.1 RC2 from our website, which will
automatically re-direct you to one of our mirrors:
http://software.opensuse.org/developer/

New features
The next release of openSUSE is expected to bring a large number of
improvements and changes. Many of these are the ‘usual’ updates any
Linux distribution offers. These include the latest Firefox, GNOME 3.2
and KDE’s Plasma Workspace 4.7. Under the hood, we have Linux kernel 3.1
and we expect to be the first to ship Google’s new programming language
Go. We also overhauled our boot procedure introducing systemd and Grub2
(testing!) and of course we’ll ship the latest developer tools and
libraries as well as all the sysadmin goodies openSUSE is known for!

But we also have some really unique treats. The coolest among those is
Snapper, a btrfs-based tool which allows you to view the differences
between current and previous versions of files on your system and lets
you roll back the changes, bringing back lost files or undoing damaging
overwrites.

Find screenshots of openSUSE 12.1 on the following site:
http://en.opensuse.org/Screenshots_12.1

Greetings,
The openSUSE Community

[1] http://s.opensu.se/betabugs/
[2] http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Most_annoying_bugs_12.1_dev
[3] http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Testing
[4] http://news.opensuse.org/2011/09/27/get-your-package-in-factory-
for-12-1/
[5] http://news.opensuse.org/2011/11/01/help-us-spread-the-word-on-
opensuse-12-1/

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