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The never-ending development cycle for SuSE/OpenSuSE v10.1 has come out today with the third release candidate. When in the release candidate series, only delta ISO images are available. This third (and unexpected) release candidate is the last remaining release on the public OpenSuSE 10.1 road-map. Additional release candidates and the final version are still being finalized when it comes to dates. The road-map also states the first 10.2 Alpha will be out on June 16, which certainly will come almost immediately after the 10.1 release if the developers live up to their word. If we had to wager any money on when SuSE 10.1 will finally go gold, we would likely estimate it to be the middle of May. The famous list of most annoying bugs, have been trimmed down to three issues for 10.1 RC3. More information on SuSE/OpenSuSE Linux 10.1 RC3 is available on the mailing list.