The openSUSE development team, through Jos Poortvliet, proudly announced last evening, November 3rd, the immediate availability for download and testing of the openSUSE 12.1 RC2 operating system, and also the final development release.
openSUSE 12.1 RC2 is now available for download for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, coming as a KDE SC 4.7 and GNOME 3.2 Live CD ISO images (see download links at the end of the article).
openSUSE 12.1 RC2 contains just a few bugfixes and small improvements since the previous Release Candidate version, released on October 24th.
"At this point, development is frozen to the point where only the most grave bugs will be addressed. Less serious issues will be fixed in the updates after the release. We must be careful not to introduce new problems!" - said Jos Poortvliet in the announcement.
The final release of the highly-anticipated openSUSE 12.1 operating system is expected in 13 days, on November 17th, bringing Linux kernel 3.1, GNOME 3.2, KDE SC 4.7, Google’s new programming language, called Go, and much more.
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 24th 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 RC1 November 3rd 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 RC2
November 17th 2011 - openSUSE 12.1 Public and Final Release
Download openSUSE 12.1 RC2 right now from Softpedia.
Download openSUSE 12.1 RC2 KDE SC 4.7 Live CD right now from Softpedia.
Download openSUSE 12.1 RC2 GNOME 3.2 Live CD right now from Softpedia.
Remember that this is a development 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.