On July 26, OpenSuse project releases the latest version of OpenSuse distribution – OpenSuse Leap 42.3. It is powered by LTS kernel 4.4 with many features backported from a newer release, particularly related to latest hardware support. Among the key packages are gcc 4.8.5, KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS and Gnome version 3.20. Other desktop environments like XFCE or LxQt can be downloaded from repos. It shared the base with Suse Enterprise (SLE) 12 Service pack 3, so it is extremely stable and secure. Firefox version is 52 ESR (ESR is enterprise release channel) and LibreOffice 5.3.
I installed Kubuntu 10.10 on my new laptop, my laptop is Compaq CQ62- 308AX. It has Ralink 3090 wifi, which is not automatically detected by Kubuntu. Even the restricted driver manager does not show any option for this device. So I downloaded the driver from Ralink site (http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2). It is in the source format. I thought I might have to patch the kernel source. I went through the readme file and I found that I don’t have to compile the kernel ( yippee an hr saved). Only the device driver source is needed to be compiled.
Mango Linux is the distro for mango people, build to provide the best user experience with the latest stable software. Normally when we install a new version of Linux, after installation we have to install additional packages, especially multimedia packages. Hence, I build a distro on top of OpenSuse, which contains additional packages, it will save time for searching and installing packages. It also includes all updates available to build date. It is based on OpenSuse 13.1 and it has some additional packages. Some important applications are