GNOME 40 Available on openSUSE

Apr 22, 2021

The rolling release edition of openSUSE, Tumbleweed, now offers the latest version of the GNOME desktop.

GNOME 40 is the latest iteration of the vaunted desktop but has yet to reach the majority of Linux distributions. Fortunately, those anxious to give the desktop a try need to look no further than openSUSE Tumbleweed, which is the rolling-release distribution that includes the latest-greatest software updates. And although Fedora 34 will also default to GNOME 40, that release is still in beta.

What’s the hype about? Although the latest release of GNOME isn't exactly mind-blowing, it does deliver a much more efficient workflow, thanks to a horizontal flow within the Activities overview. The workspaces are now at the top of the overview, making it much easier for users to drag application windows to a specific space. GNOME 40 also makes it easier for you to open the Applications launcher and then open an app directly to the workspace you want to use. Again, thanks to the horizontal workflow, this is a significant improvement over the previous iterations of the GNOME desktop.

Other features found in openSUSE Tumbleweed include the 5.11 kernel, Audacity 3.0, and the latest FWUPD (the firmware updater tool).

Read the official announcement from openSUSE, and then download a copy of openSUSE Tumbleweed.

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