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openSUSE Leap 15.3 and Kubuntu 21.04

openSUSE Leap 15.3


OpenSUSE Leap 15.3 includes increased build consistency and seamless migration to the commercial SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and the latest array of openSUSE's developing set of artificial intelligence packages. Those working with containers may also want to check out Podman, a daemonless container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI Containers, and kubeadm, a tool for creating minimal, best-practices Kubernetes clusters.

For everyday users, Leap 15.3 features the usual desktop environments. For KDE users, it includes the long-term support Plasma 5.18, whose new features include a built-in emoji picker, strong GTK support for those who like to mix their desktops and applications, and better support for public WiFi. Also supported is Gnome 3.34, which includes visual makeovers for icons, login, and the overview screen; sandboxed browsing; and drag-and-drop actions for improving folder management. The installer also includes an option for Xfce 4.16, which features extensive cosmetic innovations.

As always, openSUSE Leap is a distro for all levels of users, with something for everyone.

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