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openSUSE Tumbleweed: Rolling Release receives new free desktop Xfce 4.16

openSUSE Tumbleweed: Rolling Release receives new free desktop Xfce 4.16

The openSUSE Tumbleweed (test) , designed as a Rolling Release , will for the first time have access to the new free desktop environment Xfce 4.16 via its own repositories . In addition to the necessary packages, a first live image with the facelift is already available.

openSUSE Tumbleweed with Xfce 4.16

The modular desktop environment Xfce 4.16 for Unix and Unix-like operating systems such as distributions based on the Linux system kernel was the first new edition in around 16 months at Christmas 2020.

The successor to Xfce 4.14, which was released in August 2019, has been greatly upgraded both visually and functionally and can now be used with openSUSE Tumbleweed and directly fromwhose sources can be obtained. In addition to a consistent new icon set, additional themes and expanded color palettes, Fractional Scaling with HiDPI support ensures a modern and uniform appearance of the desktop.

Xfce 4.16

Users who use both the operating system and the heavily revised desktop environment would like to try it out for yourself, you can download the live image from openSUSE Tumbleweed (ISO) , which is around 900 MB in size and specially optimized for 64-bit systems.

With a suitable USB -Tools such as Ventoy or Rufus can save the system image to a USB data carrierand then tested without risk.

Test Gnome and KDE Plasma

In addition to Xfce 4.16, the other two current desktop environments Gnome 3.38 and KDE Plasma 5.20 with the KDE Frameworks 5.78.0 ready for testing. The developers have summarized further information in the official announcement and the Tumbleweed Portal .