Michael Löffler has announced the availability of the first release candidate for openSUSE 11.3: “Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts, the touch down area is in sight and we do have clear view and smooth weather conditions in general. So we expect a smooth landing for the release of openSUSE 11.3 on July 15, 2010. Let’s polish and fine-tune openSUSE 11.3 now.

Get the RC1 from our software portal right now. As usually the most annoying bugs are listed here. But at least till release time coolo couldn’t find more then one bug in this category. Good sign towards a great release in July. Have a lot of fun!”Here is the unusually brief release announcement which lacks any information about what’s new in this build. The installable live CD images can download from here: openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0676-i686.iso (684MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0676-i686.iso (680MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0676-x86_64.iso (693MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0676-x86_64.iso (697MB, MD5, torrent).