Today happens to be a relatively active day for Linux testers. Earlier in the day, Milestone 8 for Novell’s openSUSE 11.2 was released to the public for testing. The linux variant has got various bug fixes and feature additions, though it’s worth noting that it is a development build and is recommended only for those who can endure a few bugs and glitches here and there.
Milestone 8 for openSUSE 11.2 comes packed with the final artwork and branding of the operating system and fixes some of the most annoying bugs. Several changes have taken place between the last milestone and current one. The linux kernel has been updates to 2.6.31 and GNOME 2.28 RC is preinstalled on this build. Apart from the core, numerous packages have also been updated. OpenOffice, Pulseaudio, Samba and postgresql have been upped to their latest or most stable version. The themeing pack, as mentioned earlier, is now in place and kicking. If you’re feeling really adventurous, download this milestone here.
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala’s Beta is also scheduled to be released later today. We’ll keep our eyes open and holler the moment it peeks out of the bushes.