openSUSE 11.0 Gets Short Stay of Execution

openSUSE 11.0 was originally slated for "end of life" on June 15. But due to the requests from users, the SUSE Security and Maintenance Team has decided to extend the maintenance period until 11.3 is released to the public - avoiding the 26 day gap in security coverage.

openSUSE 11.3 is scheduled for wide release on July 15 after a week of internal testing. At that time, the Security and Maintenance Team will stop handling new requests for 11.0. The last update will come on July 21, assuring that users will experience a smoother transition to 11.3.


Susan Linton is a Linux writer and the owner of


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With 11.1 and 11.2

mikesd's picture

out already, that's 2 versions now. I'm not sure it matters if they extend the EOL. I'm on an opensuse mail list and haven't seen much clamoring for 11.0 support to stick around.

That which does not kill me only postpones the inevitable.

Thanks for your Posting

Arie's picture

Thanks a lot for your detail info about OpenSUSE.

Now you know

mikesd's picture

that LJ is a Unbuntu magazine and use Linux Journal in the generalist terms.

That which does not kill me only postpones the inevitable.

It is?

David Lane's picture

I have a hard time accepting that the Linux Journal is a "Ubuntu" magazine. As someone that uses Fedora and Red Hat almost exclusively.

David Lane, KG4GIY is a member of Linux Journal's Editorial Advisory Panel and the Control Op for Linux Journal's Virtual Ham Shack

I do have to say I notice

Anonymous's picture

I do have to say I notice more Ubuntu articles than other distros. Ironically there is a video on the side bar featuring something in Ubuntu. I personally hate Ubuntu. But to its credit it has gotten more people interested in Linux. Heck I started out on it myself thanks to its install in Windows feature. Now the only thing on my computer is openSUSE.

I never renewed my subscription

mikesd's picture

because I got tired of reading articles that were all apt-get and other Ubuntu based descriptions. Ubuntu is plastered everywhere on Linux Journal's web site and articles in their magazine. I'm amazed this little stub of an article about opensuse even got posted.

That which does not kill me only postpones the inevitable.

Not nice

Doug.Roberts's picture


You know it's nice nice to confuse our readership with facts.