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OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 Released with News

Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise SP1, finally openSUSE Leap 15.1 is available for download.

With several improvements to YaST in its installer, with updated kernel, support for AMD Vega GPUs released Leap 15.1 from openSUSE released. Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1 (Service Pack 1).


The new version of openSUSE Leap brings a lot of news, but without losing its focus on system maturity and stability. Drinking from the source of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1, the new Leap 15.1 draws on this maximum consistency. After all, business customers can't afford to use a system with unstable, immature, and not sufficiently tested packages.

What's New in openSUSE Leap 15.1

Thanks to the Linux 4.19 kernel there have been significant improvements to the graphics set on AMD Vega GPUs. Another interesting aspect is the implementation of systems and cloud virtualization support. From this version Network Manager will be standard not only on notebooks but also on desktops. Wicked, openSUSE's advanced network configuration system, will continue to feature popular versions of the latest wi-fi chipset drivers. YaST has been revamped to take advantage of the many features offered by systemd.


Talking about its installation and configuration utility, there have been significant changes:

  • Better service management
  • Firewalld with text mode gesture capability;
  • Firewalld with advanced AutoYaST implementations;
  • Better control over Salt formulas;
  • SSH key management by the user;
  • Enhanced partitioner;
  • User interface with full support for 4k high resolutions (HiDPI);
  • And much more…

OpenSUSE Leap 15 Support Time

Continuity and stability are what we're offering users with Leap 15.1, says Haris Sehic, one of the openSUSE community members. No doubt this is expected by users of the distro. Recalling that openSUSE Leap 15 was released on May 25, 2018. Series 15 should receive security and software updates for a total of 36 months, ending its support in May 2021.

Taking advantage of the fact that you will download the new version, how about learning how to install and configure openSUSE?

I have a special affection for this distro, because I have used and made many customizations in openSUSE (who used SUSE Studio knows the nostalgia).

Until the next post, SYSTEMATICALLY!

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