Bryen Yunashko proudly announced a couple of days ago, October 1st, the immediate availability for download and testing of the openSUSE 12.1 Beta 1 operating system.
openSUSE 12.1 Beta 1 is now available for download for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, coming as a KDE SC 4 and GNOME 3 Live CD ISO images.
"If you’ve been following us, you know this release was originally called Milestone 6. However, the release team and its testers agreed this round of testing showed Milestone 6 to be so stable and ready for general testing, they decided to call it Beta."
"And that means that if you’ve been thinking about taking a pre-release of 12.1 for a spin before our final release in November, there’s no time like the present." - said Bryen Yunashko in the announcement.
The development cycle of openSUSE 12.1 will continue with two Release Candidate versions, which will be released on October 13th and October 27th.
The final and stable release of openSUSE 12.1 will be here on time, as promised, on November 11th 2011.
openSUSE 12.1 Release Schedule:
May 31st 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 1 June 22nd 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 2 July 14th 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 3 August 11th 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 4 (skipped) September 1st 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 5 October 1st 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 Beta 1
October 13th 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 RC 1
October 27th 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 RC 2
November 3rs 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 Goldmaster (not available to public)
November 11th 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 Public and Final Release
Download openSUSE 12.1 Beta 1 right now from Softpedia.
Download openSUSE 12.1 Beta 1 KDE SC 4 Live CD right now from Softpedia.
Download openSUSE 12.1 Beta 1 GNOME 3 Live CD right now from Softpedia.
Remember that this is a beta release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only. Please report bugs to the official openSUSE Bug Tracker.