Linux News Today: openSUSE 13.1 Linux Has Reached End of Life, Evergreen Team Takes Over
All good things must come to an end, and so SUSE and the openSUSE Linux community today, February 3, 2016, announced that they will no longer support the openSUSE 13.1 operating system.
This is not the first time we report the end of life for the openSUSE 13.1 Linux distribution, as we wrote a similar article back in November 2015, when the openSUSE Project dropped news on the end-of-life support for the operating system, which was supposed to be January 5, 2016.
Looks like that didn’t happen then, so SUSE today reports that it will no longer “feed” the software repositories of the openSUSE Linux 13.1 operating system with security patches, software updates, and any other bugfixes or improvements, thus urging users to move to the most recent release as soon as possible.
“With the release of systemd on February 3rd, 2016 the SUSE sponsored maintenance of openSUSE 13.1 has ended,” said Benjamin Brunner in today’s announcement. “openSUSE 13.1 is now officially discontinued and out of support by SUSE.”
Evergreen, Leap, and Tumbleweed
Announced on November 19, 2013, the openSUSE 13.1 Linux operating system brought a great deal of GNU/Linux technologies, including, but not limited to, GNOME 3.10, KDE SC 4.10, LibreOffice 4.1, Calligra 2.7.4, Mozilla Firefox 24, Chromium 31, YaST 3.0, and Zypper 1.9.
Starting February 3, 2016, the Evergreen community team has picked up the maintenance of openSUSE 13.1, which means that the operating system will still receive some updates for a longer period, but it is strongly recommended that you start packing and move to one of the current openSUSE Linux releases.
The latest stable and more reliable of them all is the Leap, openSUSE 42.1, branch. This is the recommended one for all openSUSE 13.1 refugees, but the upgrade process is a bit complicated. On the other hand, if you want a rolling-release system, you can move to the openSUSE Tumbleweed branch, where all the bleeding-edge stuff happens.