The openSUSE Project, through Jos Poortvliet, has announced today, September 19, 2013, that the first Beta version of the upcoming openSUSE 13.1 Linux operating system is now available for download and testing.
One of the most important features of the newly released openSUSE 13.1 Beta 1 operating system is the availability for testing of the Btrfs file system, which comes only with the ‘safe’ features enabled.
Being powered by Linux kernel 3.11.1, openSUSE 13.1 is built on top of the KDE Software Compilation 4.11.1 and GNOME 3.10 Beta 2 desktop environments, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
openSUSE 13.1 includes systemd 207, Mesa 9.2.0, LLVM/Clang 3.3, Wine 1.7, Samba 4.1, Amarok 2.8, Vim 7.4, TexLive 2013, Apache 2.4.6, PHP 5.4.19, TCL 8.6, and Bluez 5.
Before installing openSUSE 13.1 Beta 1, keep in mind that it is a development release and it should not be used on production machines, as it is intended for testing purposes only.