OpenSUSE announced the release of their latest release 11.2 yesterday. The new release has a bucket load of updates and features included. The new release includes KDE 4.3 which is much more stable than before along with new versions of Mozilla Firefox and Openoffice 3.1. The release also includes a new theme designed specially for 11.2 release. Along with KDE, 11.2 release has also got an upgraded version of Gnome, version 2.28. This release includes a brand new theme, Sonar, improved software update application, improvements in GNOME’s Webcam and video application, Cheese, and many other enhancements and improvements to prepare the GNOME platform for GNOME 3.0 in 2010. For the social networking fans, the 11.2 release includes Gnome and KDE microblogging clients like Choqok and Gwibber by default. Nautilus now has a plugin to allow quick and easy file sharing. Just right-click on the folder you’d like to share and select “Sharing Options.” This makes use of Samba, so you need to enable directory sharing under the Samba Server module in YaST.
Under the hood, the release includes the latest Linux kernel 2.6.31 and next generation Ext4 or btrfs file system. Another addition to the features is a tool to remotely manage application installation from the web, WebYaST: a web based remote managment tool. Upgrades would become easier using Zypper and users are recommended to do so.
So, if you are interested in trying out the latest OpenSUSE release, head to the software to download and take it for a spin. Download OpenSUSE 11.2 here