openSUSE Leap 15.1 reaches the end of its life


openSUSE Leap 15.1 it reaches the end of its useful life, therefore, if you have this version of the famous distro, you should upgrade to openSUSE Leap 15.2 now. It is not only for reasons of functionality, but also security. So, it is best that you update your system now to obtain a version that still maintains support.

Remember that openSUSE Leap 15.1 has a long history, since it was released in May 2019 based on the sources of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and with a Linux kernel 4.19 LTS. An interesting change that had some notable details such as the popular NetworkManager to manage connections, while the server versions continued to use Wicked.

The openSUSE Leap releases have a cycle of about 18 months, and do not have a rolling release model. Therefore, on January 31, 2021, it reached its limit, and if you still have a device with this version 15.1, you should think about update to 15.2. A version released in July 2020 and based on SLE SP2 sources, with the latest Linux 5.3 kernel and available for both ARM, x86 and PPC.

While you can already enjoy this version, the openSUSE development group is working on the next release of the Leap series, that is, to terminate openSUSE Leap 15.3 on time. In this case, based on SLE SP3, and scheduled for release in July 2021.

If you don't have openSUSE yet and would like to try the distro, you already know that you can also download the latest version openSUSE Leap 15.2 from the official website. You can choose between the 4GB ISO image to create a bootable medium, such as a DVD or USB, or a lighter image of only 100MB that you can also burn to some medium, only you only have the basics to boot and the installation of packages is does from the network, downloading everything necessary at the time of installation.

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  1.   qtkk said

    NetworkManager was simply given as the default option for network management, which is trivial. I myself was still using Wicked for my desktop computer, which I was not going to carry around daily looking for new WiFis.

    Leap 15.3 is in the Alpha phase and here you can follow the development cycle in case you are interested in reporting errors when the Beta is ready: