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It seems as though OpenSuSE v10.1 has been delayed yet again. According to the project's roadmap there was supposed to be the fourth SuSE v10.1 BETA on February 16, however, on February 18 we still have seen no signs of this fourth BETA. Incidentally, the fifth BETA is scheduled for release on February 23, with no set day in mind yet for a release candidate. Of course, there were already some delays in this version, as initially Novell had hoped for the release candidate to debut on February 16, after weekly BETA candidates. Yet, two days later we still see no signs of this fourth BETA nor any major notices on the OpenSuSE site. As the friends over at The Inquirer had reported, SuSE v10.1 OSS will take on Macintosh OS X like characteristics. Upon hearing any additional information in regards to the targeted schedule for SuSE v10.1, we will pass along the information.