OpenSUSE, a community-driven Linux distribution sponsored by SUSE, has released version 12.1. Though the new OS is in the line of Fedora and Ubuntu, there are a new interesting features including its support to build your own private cloud with its own unique mirall desktop integration.

OpenSUSE 12.1 uses GNOME shell 3.2 apart from btrfs as its default file system. It also includes Snapper, a user-space utility to take, compare, and revert snapshots of files. Moreover, the integration of Snapper into the zypper package manager allows roll back of system updates and configuration changes.

OpenSUSE 12.1 supports virtualization technologies including Xen 4.1, KVM and VirtualBox, which can be managed with the latest virt-manager and open-vm-tools, for high-voltage computing scenarios. Its virtualization and Cloud repository offers the latest versions of Eucalyptus, OpenNebula and OpenStack.

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