openSUSE Leap 15.1 Reached End of Life, Upgrade to openSUSE Leap 15.2 Now

openSUSE Leap 15.1


This is a friendly reminder that the openSUSE Leap 15.1 operating system release has reached end of life and, if you’re still using it on your personal computer, you should upgrade right now.

Released in May 2019, openSUSE Leap 15.1 was based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15 Service Pack (SP) 1 sources and powered by the Linux 4.19 LTS kernel, and shipped with many interesting changes, such as the use of the popular NetworkManager open-source network connection manager by default for both laptops and desktops, while server installations still used Wicked.

openSUSE Leap 15.1 also introduced lots of great improvements to the YaST installation and configuration utility, easier migration to SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), and much more. But, since new openSUSE Leap releases are supported for about 18 months and don’t have a rolling-release model, openSUSE Leap 15.1 has now reached end of life on January 31st, 2021.

Therefore, if you still have a computer running openSUSE Leap 15.1, you should upgrade it immediately to the currently supported release, openSUSE Leap 15.2, which was released in July 2020 based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15 Service Pack (SP) 2 sources and powered by the newer Linux 5.3 kernel series.

openSUSE Leap 15.2 can be downloaded from the official website for 64-bit (x86_64), ARM (AArch64 and ARMv7), and PowerPC (ppc64le) architectures, and will be supported until the end of December 2021. To upgrade your systems, please use the instructions provided by the openSUSE Project here.

Meanwhile, the openSUSE Project is working hard on the next major release in the Leap 15 series, openSUSE Leap 15.3, which is currently in alpha stages of development until mid-February when it will be available for public beta testing. openSUSE Leap 15.3 is expected to see the light of day in early July 2021 and will be based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15 Service Pack (SP) 3 sources.

Last updated 9 months ago