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OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux reaches beta stage

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To give a sneak peek to the next major update, the OpenSUSE project has got the first beta release of OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux. This new pre-release version has emerged more than a month the arrival of the last Alpha build.

The OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 beta version brings most of the new features that debuting with its final release in November. It is considered to enhance the Leap ahead of its public release.

“Leap is for pragmatic and conservative technology adopters,” said Ludwig Nussel, the release manager for OpenSUSE Leap, in a statement. “Testing the beta helps make Leap even more mature, so we encourage as many people as possible to test it.”

Instead of providing all the latest content, SUSE Linux and its other partners are considering “well-established” packages for the new OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux. Thus, the platform includes some old software integrations such as Qt 5.6 instead of Qt 5.7 and systemd 228 against the latest systemd 231.

The new beta release is not the only testing build for the final OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux. Two more beta pre-releases are in the pipeline.

While the second beta will be available later this month, its third version will come in early October. The platform will also receive two new release candidates before the final OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux version, which is scheduled for November 16.

Adopting the dual-path approach with beta versions and release candidates help the OpenSUSE community develop the finest experience for users. SUSE Linux developed this model first with the release of OpenSUSE 42.1 last year.

You can download the OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 beta ISO images directly from the official OpenSUSE website. The platform is compatible only with systems based on 64-bit architecture.