The openSUSE Leap 15.0 operating system will reach the end of life on November 30th, 2019. So, the new version openSUSE Leap 15.1 will be released within the next month.
With openSUSE Leap, the free and Linux-based operating system for PC, laptop or server, it is easy to surf the Web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, play videos or music. OpenSuSE Leap 15.0, based on SUSE Enterprise Linux 15 operating system series, was released on May 25th, 2018. It attracted attention because it was the first release of the openSUSE free and open-source computer operating system after its version numbering scheme change by syncing with upstream SLE (SUSE Enterprise Linux) releases.
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The end of 1.5 years of lifetime
According to Marcus Meissner, SUSE Security and openSUSE Maintenance, on November 30th, 2019 openSUSE Leap 15.0 will reach its end of support after 1.5 years of lifetime. Therefore, the new version, openSUSE Leap 15.1 is already published, it is important for the users to upgrade the actual version as soon as possible.
Marcus Meissner added that “openSUSE Leap 15.0 will receive no further maintenance or security updates after that date. It is recommended for openSUSE Leap users to upgrade to the current release openSUSE Leap 15.1″
Upgrade to openSUSE Leap 15.1
The details about openSUSE Leap 15.1 has been released on May 22nd, 2019. openSUSE Leap 15.1 operating system is based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1 (Service Pack 1) release. The new features are as followed:
- Improved installer
- Updated kernel
- Graphics stacks with improved support for AMD Vega GPUs
- NetworkManager by default for both laptop and desktop machines
- Improved YaST functionality
In addition to these new features, compared with the latest version and OpenSuSE Leap 15.0, it can be seen that some packages were changed and some of them have been removed such as git-annex, erlang-rebar, iksemel and more.
It is available to download the openSUSE Leap 15.1 images to install openSUSE from scratch. Also, it is possible to upgrade by using the built-in update manager if you’re running openSUSE Leap 15.0
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