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    DistroWatch.com shows that openSUSE 42.1 is out. Apparently it comes without Firefox and Thunderbird.
    Am I correct? What other packages are being offered instead of Firefox/Thunderbird?

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    Default Re: Firefox/Thunderbird?

    Firefox and Thunderbird are both there.

    What's missing, is the flash plugin, though that is available from the packman repo.
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    I have Firefox 41.0.2 from LEAP, I have no idea where did distrowatch get their info
    I am expecting Firefox to be updated to 42 in the next few days
    to be clear LEAP does include both Firefox and Thunderbird it even has SeaMonkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I have Firefox 41.0.2 from LEAP, I have no idea where did distrowatch get their info
    I am expecting Firefox to be updated to 42 in the next few days
    to be clear LEAP does include both Firefox and Thunderbird it even has SeaMonkey
    Good to know! My observation was based on the table shown in this link: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=opensuse

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    I'm surprised they didn't update LEAP's screenshot
    people seeing that screenshot might think LEAP comes with kde4, LEAP comes with KDE Frameworks 5.15
    to be clear LEAP looks nothing like that.
    I'm not a gnome user and seeing how LEAP is based on SLE does the gnome desktop look like this one from sle12
    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=sle

    I really don't like the top start menu and a few other tweaks upstream gnome does

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Firefox and Thunderbird are both there.

    What's missing, is the flash plugin, though that is available from the packman repo.
    there is also a link to adobe's flash repo in repository management->community repo's
    http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/


    still packman's is the better choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I'm surprised they didn't update LEAP's screenshot
    people seeing that screenshot might think LEAP comes with kde4, LEAP comes with KDE Frameworks 5.15
    to be clear LEAP looks nothing like that.
    I'm not a gnome user and seeing how LEAP is based on SLE does the gnome desktop look like this one from sle12
    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=sle

    I really don't like the top start menu and a few other tweaks upstream gnome does
    What would be the advantages of upgrading from 13.2 to 42.1? There is a huge jump in version numbers, so that tells me that 42.1 is radically different from what I've been using so far.
    If I go from 13.2 to 42.1, will I be able to keep the contents of /home?
    How long will 13.2 get security patches?

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    according to the old rules 13.2 will be getting patches for 14 more months (42.1 lifetime + 2 months)

    the numbering jump has more meanings, opensuse will be getting some official packages and some support from SUSE (the commercial version), in the past opensuse stable was based on Factory or TW now it will be based on SLE so it should be more stable.
    the reason for number jump is 2 fold to understand that opensuse is downstream from SUSE Enterprise and that SUSE Enterprise guys love The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first official SUSE version was not 1.0 but 4.2
    the second part of the number 1 from 42.1 is associated with the SLE service pack number that LEAP is build from, Enterprise will be getting SLE12 service pack 1 soon and LEAP 42.1 will be closely related to SLE12sp1

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb75252 View Post
    Good to know! My observation was based on the table shown in this link: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=opensuse
    I suggest you have a read of announcement from the horse's mouth, see here:https: https://news.opensuse.org/

    It explains the reasoning behind Leap, its version numbering, and more.
    Leap 42.3 (ext4, KDE Plasma 5.8.7) ~ stable
    Manjaro (ext4, Xfce) ~ rolling updates
    Tumbleweed (ext4, KDE Plasma5) ~ managed updates via "Tumbleweed Snapshots" service.

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    Where is thunderbird located in OpenSuse Leap KDE? I can't find it any where, only Firefox. I even did a search for "Thunderbird" in search field for applications menu and nothing comes up. This is OpenSuse Leap 42.1 build 0265 iso. Did zypper up etc too, and nothing was mentioned of Thunderbird. Under "Internet" there's KMail or whatever though. I plan to do fresh installation with released ISO then though.

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