In this video we check out openSUSE Tumbleweed and all of the amazing features in Gnome 42. openSUSE Tumbleweed is proof a distro can be rolling and stable all at the same time. I love rolling distros. Hand me an Arch or even a semi-rolling Fedora and I’m a happy man. If like me you want the latest and greatest Mesa drivers, the latest kernel enablement (whether hardware or software) and you also want to be run the latest versions of software check out openSUSE Tumbleweed. For the past 90 days I’ve done my videos, streaming live on Destination Linux, recording Hardware Addicts, coding, writing, and all of my main work on openSUSE Tumbleweed to prove just how stable it can be in production.
Technology shouldn’t be held back by old software for the sake of stability and Tumbleweed proves you can indeed have both.
- BTRFS is a perfect pairing with a rolling distro and the ability to rollback anytime minimizes risks with frequent updates.
- Updates always go through flawlessly. OpenSUSE is stable and works every time without fail.
- Gaming is great. It’s not the fastest I’ve ever seen but it’s far from the slowest. I don’t think OpenSUSE does anything special here but since you get latest kernel you benefit from hardware compatibility and software enhancements.
- With Flatpak and the OpenSUSE repository you have all the software you’ll want. The only place you’ll find more software is the AUR in Arch.