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Attachmate Introduces openSUSE 12.1 Linux-Based Open Source OS Platform

Attachmate has introduced the openSUSE 12.1 Linux based open source operating system platform.

A lot of people were unsure about the fate of openSUSE after the company acquired its parent company Novell. However, the new version of the Linux based platform has put those fears to rest.

openSUSE 12.1 comes with enhanced cloud computing, virtualisation and management features and also support for Google's new programming language, Google Go.

The platform is based on the Linux Kernal 3.1 which makes it easier for companies to manage mixed IT environments like public and private clouds.

The company also revealed users would be able to customise the platform to add their own artwork and custom packages and upload it to Amazon EC2 and other cloud computing platforms.

"I'm glad to see the integration of systemd into openSUSE. Besides the synergies in its development across distributions benefit Linux overall, it brings us a modern init replacement that is well integrated into openSUSE 12.1. Users will benefit from the faster booting as well as the new ways to control daemons and processes," said Jos Poortvliet, openSUSE Community Manager, as reported (opens in new tab) by Zdnet.

The company also said it was working on a tight release cycle for future versions of the platform, releasing the 12.2 version in July 2012, 12.3 in March 2013 and 13.1 in November 2013.