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December 15, 2008

OpenSUSE Linux 11.1 Fans are Jumping the Gun

by @ 3:55 pm. Filed under SUSE releases

OpenSUSE Linux 11.1

Quick little sidenote, OpenSUSE 11.1 GM is not available, and won’t be for a few more days. If you see a torrent of it, it’s likely a release candidate. If you actually see a real torrent that claims to be a GM, then I will consult my sources on whether this is possible. But as of yet, I wish people would not say that “OpenSUSE 11.1 has been released” when it actually hasn’t been.

The lesser-minded get confused when this happens. When the GM is available for download from the servers and mirrors, THEN it’s released.

Just to avoid confusion, they even have a counter:

OpenSUSE Release Date

I mean from what I can tell, that is still a positive number. By logical deduction, that means that the GM isn’t there, yet.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, here, people. You’re just going to confuse some people and aggravate others when they find out they’ve waited 8 hours to download a release candidate from some torrent that was named GM.

Unless you are totally sure it’s the GM, then gimme the URL. 🙂

6 Responses to “OpenSUSE Linux 11.1 Fans are Jumping the Gun”

  1. Stefan Tittel Says:

    Well, that’s not entirely accurate. The GM is usually finalized some time before the actual release, so that the installation media for the boxed versions can be created in time and the GM can spread over all the mirrors.

    If the GM for 11.1 is not finalized yet (I don’t know if it actually is or not), that could only mean that there are some last-minute problems with openSUSE 11.1 which desperately need to be fixed. With 11.0 for instance the GM was finalized (and available on BitTorrent) more than 2 days before release.

    Nevertheless to me it doesn’t matter. I would surely not install an (yet) unsupported operating system before release date from some unofficial BitTorrent source.

  2. E@zyVG Says:

    Looking forward to, yet, another great release of openSUSE 🙂

  3. Scott Morris Says:

    Dude, whats *UP*, yo?! Good to see you come by, man! You’re welcome at my cyberhome *ANY* time, bro! Great to see ya’, thanks for coming by, and I’m sure looking forward to it, too!!!!

  4. morgan Says:

    You could check here

    As soon as anyone see a GM post here .

  5. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    Slashdot came up with the headline “openSUSE Launches 11.1” on the 15th or 16th of the month. :-S

  6. Tom Says:


    openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso md5 8f51b278c0415be28c5699e465444bd3
    openSUSE-11.1-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso md5 c7f0fea59338e2d44e94406af82baa06
    openSUSE-11.1-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso md5 73c1082e59d960fc5c4fce25e2bfe9d8
    openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso md5 28841811e2a4e37a64907e7b1a369cf0
    openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64.iso md5 f443e00e4c849bf81905a0c280d458f6
    openSUSE-11.1-NET-i586.iso md5 30a668d8fb62b4e456fdfebabf9e19c1
    openSUSE-11.1-NET-x86_64.iso md5 56d35d6c64b583b21466b086877d4c12
    openSUSE-11.1-Addon-NonOss-BiArch-i586-x86_64.iso md5 8d89efb626b510c2adb3ccd8e407dcc4

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