openSUSE 10.2 Released

After lot of work, the openSUSE team proudly announces the availability of openSUSE 10.2 formerly know as SUSE Linux 10.x

openSUSE 10.2 will be offered as boxed product in Europe through retail as usual. In North America the box will be available through www.shopnovell.com. Due to production lead time first boxes will show up on shelves and onlineshops mid of December.

For download we offer as ISOs the 5 CD open source version plus our add-on CD with proprietary portions, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, RealNetworks RealPlayer, and Sun Java Runtime Environment. DVDs for all architectures are available and contain the open source version plus proprietary add-ons. For the first time we offer a language add-on CD which offers support for languages which are not part of our base language set up. The Live DVD will be release next week.

We do our best in providing enough bandwith for quick and painless download.
But especially in the first days after launch it could be slow sometimes. In those cases check our mirror list at http://en.opensuse.org/Mirrors_Released_Version or try a day later. We'd appreciate if you use bittorrent to share the download with others. For more informataion http://en.opensuse.org/BitTorrent_and_openSUSE

Additionall ftp trees are available - with only open source packages and with non open source packages. The open source tree contains packages build from more than 3100 source RPMs and offers some packages which didn't fit on the media.

As usual, we ship all the latest open source packages available at the time. But we want to give special mention to the redesigned GNOME and KDE desktop, Firefox 2.0, ext3 as new default file system, support for internal SD card readers, new power managment and last but not least our improved package management.

We'd like to thank you all for testing heavily, reporting bugs, giving feedback on mailing lists, etc., and in general for supporting and participating in creating openSUSE 10.2

Have a lot of fun!

Michael, Andreas and Adrian

P.S.: Overview for CD insallation:
* CD1-2 only for a minimal text installation (English)
* CDs 1-3 for a default KDE or GNOME installation in German or English
* All 5 CDs for other selections
* Addon-NonOSS CD for the proprietary software
* Addon-Lang CD for addtional languages

Delta ISOs for updating RC1 to goldmaster are on the server, please check mirrors for details.

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