The development of openSUSE 10.3 is now officially underway with the release of the first alpha: “I’m glad to announce the first public alpha release of openSUSE 10.3. Since the openSUSE 10.2 final release, the most significant changes are: GNOME is moved to /usr; KDE updated to KDE 3.5.6; Linux kernel updated to 2.6.20, there’s no Xen support enabled for now; pattern for minimal text install; update of OpenOffice.org to version 2.1.3; the whole distribution is now built with -fstack-protector to better guard against some buffer overflows; usage of LUKS by default for crypto partitions in YaST….” Read the rest of the release announcement for more details and known issues. Download the DVD images via BitTorrent: openSUSE-10.3-Alpha1-DVD-i386-iso (3,728MB), openSUSE-10.3-Alpha1-DVD-x86_64-iso (3,749MB).
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