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Re: [opensuse] Lack of Non-Open Source Software
  • From: Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 20:59:24 +0530
  • Message-id: <200510072059.24890.samjnaa@xxxxxxxxx>
Friday 07 Oct 2005 20:41 samaye Markus Heidinger alekhiit:

> At this point one - maybe simple - question, I think simply to answer: What
> das the "-GM" stand for?

Gold Master. When companies distribute boxed versions of their products, they
send the master copy to the printers in a gold plated disc or whatever. So
this is called a Gold Master. In the present context for us people who
download the CD/DVD image(s) it means nothing more than "final release" -
that is to say, no more 10.0 releases will you have. Next release will be
10.1. 10.1 alpha is already out, incidentally.


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