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I'm thinking of trying OpenSuse, and I noticed on distrowatch that Opensuse shows a 5/20/2012 release date on "factory". I was expecting a 12.2 or something like that, what is ...
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    What is the new release "factory" mean, and how do you install it?


    I'm thinking of trying OpenSuse, and I noticed on distrowatch that Opensuse shows a 5/20/2012 release date on "factory". I was expecting a 12.2 or something like that, what is "factory"? Also, it shows that instead of ISO it is rpm. How would you install that?
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    I believe that would be the daily builds listing. 12.1 is the most recent release, and "factory" is a list of all newest additions included in the distro.
    Much like the column called "unstable" in Debian, or "current" in Slackware.
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    Thanks for th info jayd.
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