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Feature tumbleweed 42.3 42.2 42.1 13.2 13.1 12.3 12.2 12.1 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.0 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.3 5.2 Feature
Release Date 2018-02-19 2017-07-26 2016-11-16 2015-11-04 2014-11-04 2013-11-19 2013-03-13 2012-09-05 2011-11-16 2011-03-10 2010-07-15 2009-11-12 2008-12-18 2008-06-19 2007-10-04 2006-12-07 2006-05-11 2005-10-06 2005-04-15 2004-10-25 2004-04-23 2003-10-15 2003-04-07 2002-09-30 2002-04-22 2001-10-13 2001-06-15 2001-01-24 2000-09-27 2000-03-09 1999-11-05 1999-08-12 1999-04-07 1998-12-21 1998-09-10 1998-03-23 Release Date
End Of Life     2018-01 2017-05 2017-01 2016-01 2015-01                                                           End Of Life
Price (US$) -- Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free 60 60 60 60 60 50 50 100 90 30 - 90 40 - 80 40 - 80 40 - 80 40 - 80 40 - 80 30 - 70 30 - 70                 Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   108-4450                                                                     Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISOs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical           Installation
Default Desktop KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE   Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper) RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling Release Model
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o, StarOffice KOffice, StarOffice KOffice, StarOffice KOffice, StarOffice StarOffice StarOffice StarOffice           Office Suite
Processor Architecture armhf, i586, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, ppc, x86_64 i586, ppc, x86_64 i586, ppc, x86_64 i586, ppc, x86_64 i586, ppc, x86_64 i586, ppc, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586 i386 i386, ppc i386 i386, ppc i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS ReiserFS ReiserFS ReiserFS             Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes     Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, tw cn, jp, tw cn, jp, tw jp jp jp jp jp jp jp                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List tumbleweed 42.3 42.2 42.1 13.2 13.1 12.3 12.2 12.1 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.0                                     Full Package List
Package tumbleweed 42.3 42.2 42.1 13.2 13.1 12.3 12.2 12.1 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.0 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.3 5.2 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 -- 3.0.0 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.6.8 2.6.4 2.6.2 2.4.6 2.4.5 2.4.2 2.2.9 2.2.4 2.0.6 2.0.5 1.99.5 1.0.4 1.0.2 0.99.1 0.9.2 0.7.13 0.7.11 0.7.10 0.7.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.5 1.1.4.1 1.1.2 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.21 1.0.18 1.0.16 1.0.14 1.0.13 1.0.11 1.0.9 1.0.8 1.0.6 1.0.3 0.9.6 0.9.0cvs 0.9.0cvs 0.9.0cvs 0.5.11 0.5.10 0.5.10 0.5.9 0.5.7 0.4.1d 0.3.0pre5 0.3.0pre5 -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05 2.05 2.05 2.04 2.04 2.03 2.03 2.03 2.02.1 2.02.1 2.01.1 2.01.1 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.12.0) 9.11.2 9.9.9-P1 9.9.9-P1 9.9.6-P1 9.9.5-P1 9.9.3-P2 9.9.2-P1 9.9.1-P2 9.8.1 9.7.3 9.7.1 9.6.1-P1 9.5.0-P2 9.4.2 9.4.1-P1 9.3.2 9.3.2 9.3.1 9.3.1 9.2.4 9.2.3 9.2.2 9.2.2 9.1.3 9.1.3 9.2.0rc3 9.1.2 4.9.8 4.9.7 4.9.7 4.9.7 8.1.2 4.9.7 4.9.7 4.9.7 4.9.6 bind (9.12.0)
chromium (64.0.3282.167) 64.0.3282.167 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (64.0.3282.167)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.5.4 1.5.4 1.5.4 1.5.3 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.3.11 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.2.12 1.2.7 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.21 1.1.20 1.1.19 1.1.18 1.1.15 1.1.12 1.1.10 1.1.6 1.1.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.4.0) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.2.6 4.2.5-P1 4.2.5 4.2.4-P1 4.2.2 4.2.0-P2 4.1.1-P1 3.1.2-P1 3.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.3 3.0.3 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1rc13 3.0.1rc12 3.0.1rc10 3.0.1rc9 3.0.1rc6 3.0rc12 3.0rc4 2.0pl5 2.0pl3 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0b1pl18 2.0b1p16 1.0pl2 1.0.0 dhcp (4.4.0)
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.43.8 1.42.11 1.42.11 1.42.11 1.42.12 1.42.8 1.42.6 1.42.4 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.1 1.40.8 1.40.2 1.39 1.38 1.38 1.36 1.35 1.34 1.34 1.28 1.28 1.26 1.24a 1.19 1.19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- e2fsprogs (1.43.9)
firefox (58.0.2) 58.0.2 52.2 49.0.2 41.0.2 33.0 25.0 19.0 14.0.1 7.0.1 4.0b12 3.6.6 3.5.4 3.0.4 2.9.95 2.0.0.6 2.0 1.5.0.3 1.0.6 1.0.1 0.10.0 0.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (58.0.2)
freetype (2.9) 2.9 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.5 2.5.3 2.5.0.1 2.4.11 2.4.9 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.3.12 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.9 2.1.9 2.1.7 2.1.4 2.1.3 2.0.9 2.0.8 2.0.4 2.0.1 2.0.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 freetype (2.9)
gcc (7.3.0) 7 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.3 4.8.1 4.7.2 4.7.1 4.6.2 4.5.1 4.5.0 4.4.1 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.1 4.1.3 4.1.0 4.0.2 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.3.1 3.3pre 3.2 2.95.3 2.95.3 2.95.3 2.95.2 2.95.2 2.95.2 2.7.2.3 2.7.2.3 2.7.2.3 2.7.2.1 2.7.2.1 2.7.2.1 gcc (7.3.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.18 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.8 2.6.7 2.6.2 2.4.5 2.2.17 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.0.4 2.0.0 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.2 1.2.1 1.2.0 1.1.24 1.1.18 1.1.11 1.1.7 1.1.4 1.0.2 1.0.0 0.99.18 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.27) 2.26 2.22 2.22 2.19 2.19 2.18 2.17 2.15 2.14.1 2.11.3 2.11.2 2.10.1 2.9 2.8 2.6.1 2.5 2.4 2.3.5 2.3.4 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.2.5 2.2.5 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.2 2.1.3 2.1.3 2.1.2 2.1.1 99.4.14 2.0.7 -- -- glibc (2.27)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2+20180130.0d9c74212 3.20.4 3.20.4 3.16.4 3.14.1 3.10.1 3.6.3.1 3.4.2 3.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.19) 2.6.19 -- -- -- 2.6.4 2.4.13 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.0 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.7 2.2.4 2.2.0 2.0.2 1.8.12 1.8.9 1.8.9 1.8.8 1.8.8 1.8.5 1.8.0 1.6.6 1.6.5 1.6.2 1.4.11 1.4.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.19)
gnumeric (1.12.38) 1.12.38 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.11.3 1.10.17 1.10.12 1.10.2 1.9.13 1.9.2 1.8.2 1.7.11 1.6.3 1.6.1 1.4.3 1.4.3 1.2.13 1.2.8 1.1.20 1.0.12 1.0.9 1.0.4 0.70 0.64 0.61 0.56 0.48 0.41 -- 0.23 -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.38)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.96 0.95 0.95 0.94 0.93 0.93 0.92 0.91 0.5.96.1 0.5.96.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.28) 3.22.26 3.20.10 3.20.9 3.16.7 3.14.3 3.10.2 3.6.4 3.4.4 3.2.1 2.22.1 2.20.1 2.18.1 2.14.4 2.12.9 2.12.0 2.10.6 2.8.10 2.8.3 2.6.4 2.4.9 2.2.4 2.2.3 2.2.1 2.0.6 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.8 1.2.8 1.2.7 1.2.6 1.2.3 1.0.6 1.1.2 1.0.4 -- gtk+ (3.22.28)
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 2.4.23 2.4.23 2.4.16 2.4.10 2.4.6 2.2.22 2.2.22 2.2.21 2.2.17 2.2.15 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.2.3 2.2.0 2.0.54 2.0.53 2.0.50 2.0.49 2.0.47 2.0.44 2.0.40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.2 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.48.5 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.2 0.48.1 0.47 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.45.1 0.44.1 0.43 0.42.2 0.41 0.39 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.12.2) 17.12.2 17.04.2 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 1.93.0 1.68.0 1.0.5 1.0.4 1.0.3 0.12.17 0.12.14 0.12.3 0.11.22 0.11.15 0.11.7 0.9cvs 0.8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.12.2)
kmod (25) 25 17 17 17 18 14 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.2+20170807.33313713 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.24.1 2.22.0 2.20.0 2.16.0 2.12.0.1 2.12.0.1 2.10.0 2.6.1 2.4.0 2.2.3 2.2.0.1 2.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (6.0.1) 6.0.1.1 5.3.3 5.1.5 5.0.2 4.3.2 4.1.2 3.6.3 3.5.4 3.4.2 3.3.1 3.2.1 3.1.1 3.0.0 2.4.0 2.3.0 2.0.4 2.0.2 1.9.125 1.9.79 1.1.3 1.1.1 1.1 1.0.2 1.0.1 641c -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (6.0.1)
linux (4.15.4) 4.15.3 4.4.76 4.4.27 4.1.12 3.16.6 3.11.6 3.7.10 3.4.6 3.1 2.6.37.1 2.6.34 2.6.31.5 2.6.27.7 2.6.25.5 2.6.22.5 2.6.18.2 2.6.16.13 2.6.13 2.6.11.4 2.6.8 2.6.4 2.4.21 2.4.20 2.4.19 2.4.18 2.4.9 2.4.4 2.2.18 2.2.16 2.2.14 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.2.6 2.0.36 2.0.35 2.0.33 linux (4.15.4)
Package tumbleweed 42.3 42.2 42.1 13.2 13.1 12.3 12.2 12.1 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.0 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.3 5.2 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 0.99.2 0.99.0 0.99.0 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.0 0.5.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.13) 10.2.12 10.0.30 10.0.27 10.0.21 10.0.13 5.5.33 5.5.29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.13)
mate-desktop (1.20.0) 1.18.0 -- -- 1.10.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.0)
mesa (17.3.5) 18.0.0 17.0.5 11.2.2 11.0.2 10.3.0 9.2.2 9.0.2 8.0.4 7.11 7.10.3 7.8.2 7.6 7.2 7.0.3 7.0.1 6.5.1 6.4.2 6.8.2 6.8.2 -- 4.3.99.902 4.3.0.1 5.0 4.0.3 4.0.1 3.4.2 3.4.1 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.6 2.6 mesa (17.3.5)
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.25a 5.5.16 5.1.53 5.1.46 5.1.36 5.0.67 5.0.51a 5.0.45 5.0.26 5.0.18 4.1.13 4.1.10 4.0.21 4.0.18 4.0.15 3.23.55 3.23.52 3.23.48 3.23.41 3.23.37 3.23.33 3.22.32 3.22.32 3.22.27 3.22.25 3.22.21 3.21.33b -- -- mysql (5.7.21)
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.20.3 3.20.3 3.16.2 3.14.0 3.10.0 3.6.3 3.4.2 3.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.30.1 2.28.0 2.24.1 2.22.2 2.20.0 2.16.1 2.12.2 2.12.0 2.10.0 2.6.3 2.4.2 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.0.3 1.0.6 1.0.4 1.0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (390.25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (390.25)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 -- -- -- 3.4.2 3.3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.3.0 2.2.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u161) -- 8u131 8u101 8u60 8u40 7u6 7u6 7u147 6b22 6b20 6b17 6b16 6b11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u161)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.8p2 5.8p1 5.4p1 5.2p1 5.1p1 5.0p1 4.6p1 4.4p1 4.2p1 4.1p1 3.9p1 3.9p1 3.8p1 3.7.1p2 3.5p1 3.4p1 3.0.2p1 2.9.9p2 2.9p1 2.5.1p1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1_1_0 1.0.2j 1.0.2j 1.0.1 1.0.1i 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.0e 1.0.0c 1.0.0 0.9.8k 0.9.8h 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8d 0.9.8a 0.9.7g 0.9.7e 0.9.7d 0.9.7d 0.9.7b 0.9.6i 0.9.6g 0.9.6c 0.9.6b 0.9.6a 0.9.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.16.2 5.16.0 5.14.2 5.12.3 5.12.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.6 5.8.5 5.8.3 5.8.1 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.6.1 5.6.1 5.6.0 5.6.0 5.5.3 5.5.3 5.5.3 5.5.3 5.5.2 5.5.2 5.4.4 5.4.4 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.2) -- 5.5.14 5.5.14 5.5.14 5.6.1 5.4.20 5.3.17 5.3.15 5.3.8 5.3.5 5.3.2 5.3.0 5.2.6 5.2.5 5.2.4 5.2.0 5.1.2 5.0.4 5.0.3 4.3.8 4.3.4 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.1.0 4.0.6 4.0.4pl1 4.0.4pl1 4.0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.2)
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) 5.12.0 5.8.7.1 5.8.2 5.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.12.1)
postfix (3.2.5) 3.2.4 3.2.0 2.11.8 2.11.6 2.11.0 2.9.6 2.9.6 2.8.11 2.8.5 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.1 2.5.5 2.5.1 2.4.5 2.3.2 2.2.9 2.2.5 2.2.1 2.1.5 2.0.19 2.0.14 2.0.6 1.1.11 1.1.4 20010228 20010228 20001212 19991231 19991231 19990906 19990317 19990317 -- -- -- postfix (3.2.5)
postgresql (10.2) 10 9.6.3 9.4.9 9.4 9.3.5 9.2.4 9.2.3 9.1.1 9.1.1 9.0.3 8.4.4 8.4.1 8.3.5 8.3.1 8.2.4 8.1.5 8.1.3 8.0.3 8.0.1 7.4.5 7.4.2 7.3.4 7.3.2 7.2.2 7.2 7.1.3 7.0.3 7.0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 6.4beta4 -- -- postgresql (10.2)
Python (3.6.4) 3parclient 2.7.13 2.7.12 -- 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.6.0 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.5 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.4 2.3.4 2.3.3 2.3 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.2 2.1.1 2.0 2.0 1.5.2 1.5.2 1.5.2 1.5.2 1.5.1 1.5.1 1.5.1 1.5 Python (3.6.4)
qt (5.10.1) 5.10.0 5.6.2 5.6.1 5.5.0 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.4 4.7.1 4.6.3 4.5.3 4.4.3 4.4.0 3.3.8 3.3.7 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.3.1 3.2.1 3.1.1 3.0.5 3.0.3 2.3.1 2.3.0 2.2.3 1.45 1.45 1.44 1.44 1.44 1.33 1.33 1.32 qt (5.10.1)
samba (4.7.5) 4.7.5 4.6.5 4.4.2 4.2.4 4.1.12 4.1.0 3.6.12 3.6.7 3.6.1 3.5.7 3.5.4 3.4.2 3.2.5 3.2.0 3.0.26a 3.0.23d 3.0.22 3.0.20 3.0.12 3.0.7 3.0.2a 2.2.8a 2.2.7a 2.2.5 2.2.3a 2.2.1a 2.2.0a 2.0.7 2.0.7 2.0.6 2.0.6 2.0.5a 2.0.3 1.9.18p10 1.9.18p10 1.9.18p3 samba (4.7.5)
systemd (237) 234 228 228 210 210 208 195 44 37 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (237)
thunderbird (52.6.0) 52.6 52.2.1 45.4.0 38.3.0 31.2.0 24.1.0 17.0.3 14.0 7.0.1 3.1.7 3.0.5 3.0b4 2.0.0.18 2.0.0.12 2.0.0.6 1.5.0.8 1.5 1.0.6 1.0 0.8 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.6.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0av 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 4.6 4.6 vim (8.0)
vlc (3.0.0) 3.0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.0)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.2 4.12.2 4.12.2 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.10.0 4.8.3 4.8 4.6.1 4.6.1 4.4.3 4.4.2 4.4.1 4.2.3 4.2.3 4.2.2 4.0.5 4.0.5 3.8.18 3.8.18 3.8.16 3.8.16 3.8.14 3.8.5 3.8.0 3.6.3 3.4.3 3.2.5 3.1.1 -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.6 1.18.3 1.18.3 1.17.2 1.16.1 1.14.3 1.13.2 1.12.3 1.10.4 1.9.3 1.8.0 1.6.5 (7.4) (7.3) (7.2) (7.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.19.6)

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Version: tumbleweed
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-02-19
Votes: 2


In my opinion the best rolling release there is. openQA seems to work wonders, I have not had a major issue after running for a couple of months. Smaller hiccups are usually fixed within days (especially the latest KDE 4.12 release introduced minor glitches).
In return you get bleeding edge programs (but only after thy have been tested, which can take anywhere from hours or up to a week), a very good KDE experience, good software choices in the repos and a comforting feeling of using a proven OS.

I've also used Leap 42.3 which runs very well. I switched to TW to get more recent packages.

In general I must say that in the beginning I was a bit overwhelmed, The installation was a bit more difficult but after getting used to it I find it much more convenient now than Ubuntu because the auto set up works well, and then there is also the guided partitionioner and expert mode (in that order) and all of them work great and if necessary, give you all the options you need. Plus at a later stage you can even fine tune your system and select only the packages you want (there it is again... a bit overwhelming at first). You can install almost all DEs, KDE, Gnome, Mate, XFCE...

Yast is also great, although as a home user I don't use it that much (except for repo administration, user account permissions and so on), zypper is great, one-click install is also very useful sometimes and the community has been very helpful as well.

I do not recommend for first time Linux users however. Or let me rephrase: Don't expect this to be Ubuntu like and that everything works the same way as in Ubuntu. It's not. But then you might find it very appealing after a little while of using it.

-1 (9p) because I would have liked the out of the box installtion to be more on the minimal side and from there let me install the programs I needed instead of the other way around. Really looking forward to Leap 15 as well!


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Version: tumbleweed
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-02-18
Votes: 0


- I ended up with "grub rescue" sfter installation

- the partitioning tool is difficult and is destinated for Linux administrators

I do not recommend for home use.


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Version: tumbleweed
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-02-18
Votes: 0


The biggest problem with tumbleweed is the installer. There is no live disk and some of the jargon used is a bit off-putting - it is easy, in particularly, to end up with no network connection and a bit of knowledge about networking is a prerequisite in my opinion.

That hurdle got over, the end result is a very solid rolling release distribution with the latest versions of kernels and desktops (I use KDE) available a few days at most after they are released. Applications can be out of date for a lot longer (a good example is stellarium, which is at 0.16.1 although 0.17.0 was released some time ago) but, generally, they are pretty up-to-date and Firefox/Thunderbird are always quickly updated.

There are usually 3 or 4 releases a week, some with very large changes, but I have never had any problems even when KDE has been uplifted in one go.

Recently the appearance of boot screens and other graphical elements, which was a bit tired, has been improved. The green and black theme is a change from the usual blues and greys and looks good.

I knock two points off because this distribution is unsuitable for the beginner; there is the all or nothing installer and yast2, although it offers a mass of system management options, is very enterprise-oriented and has a lot of facilities which are simply not relevant to the home user. (Manjaro's Control Centre is a much friendlier approach to that problem).


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