My Linux distro of choice has received a significant update. openSUSE Leap changes the way openSUSE does things. Once divided between an enterprise and regular version openSUSE has merged these into what they are calling a hybrid system. You see the enterprise version (SLE) was a more stable version that was slow to implement changes. The regular version was considered “bleeding edge”. That meant stuff was either not quite done or could break stuff, a permanent beta version if you will. IMHO, his had the effect of frustrating many non-Linux Geeks. openSUSE Leap aims to speed up inclusion of software that is ready for the average users but leave the “bleeding edge” stuff to a version best left to Linux Geeks called “openSUSE Tumbleweed“.
Also includes: Kernel 4.1.12, KDE Plasma 5, GNOME 3.16.2
Release announcement: openSUSE Leap 42.1 Becomes First Hybrid Distribution
Download (I highly suggest you try this in a virtual machine first)
Release notes (very important to read these)