OpenSUSE 11.1 includes version 2.6.27 of the Linux kernel, which includes the ath9k wireless driver and brings improved compatibility with webcam devices. It also ships with Firefox 3.0.4, the latest version of the popular open source web browser.
For developers, it includes Python 2.6 and Mono 2.0, both of which bring significant improvements to their respective programming languages. Lots of great development tools are available from the openSUSE package repositories, including MonoDevelop 1.0 and Eclipse 3.4.
This version of openSUSE also includes OpenOffice.org 3.0, which was released earlier this year and added features like native support for Microsoft's Office Open XML format, a new zoom slider, and a few other features. [read more]
Hopefully its WPA wireless authentication will work on a secured wireless environment. We are looking for documentation that OpenSUSE 11.1 is a friendly to high security wireless networking environment.