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[New: openFATE 310963] Make openSUSE releases with more life time than 18 months.
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  • Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 22:44:35 +0100 (CET)
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Feature added by: Rafael Belmonte (EagleScreen)

Feature #310963, revision 1
Title: Make openSUSE releases with more life time than 18 months.

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Rafael Belmonte (eaglescreen)
Partner organization:

It would be nice if OpenSUSE would make special releases which have much life
time than 18 months, as like as Ubuntu does with its LTS releases. Ubuntu
release a LTS version each two years, and they have five years of support,
updates, and repository life. OpenSUSE could adopt a similar policy about this.
Believe me, many people love to can install an OS and not have to touch it in
years, and this is a main reason about why I deploy Ubuntu LTS releases in some
systems instead of OpenSUSE.

Use Case:
Robert call to his nephew, Richard, and request him to install Linux in his
computer. Richard thinks in OpenSUSE as first choice, but when Richard tells
Robert that OpenSUSE will expire in 18 months, Roberts ask Richard to install
another distribution with more Life-time, because Robert is scared about facing
an OS upgrade or installation, and Richard won't be in the country at that date.

Mary wants to install a GNU/Linux distribution for the computer she uses in her
business, she dudes about to install OpenSUSE or Ubuntu, and after thinking a
few time about it, she decides to install Ubuntu LTS because she won't need to
upgrade or reinstall the OS until four years, which is much comfortable for her

Business case (Partner benefit): 18 months of support is not always enough for many users. Many
people hates having to upgrade or install a new OS each 18 months.

openSUSE Feature:

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