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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Last Friday Stephan Kulow, our openSUSE Release Manager, started a discussion on Factory mailing list about show-stoppers for the 12.1-Beta release scheduled for 2011-09-22.
It became clear that Factory still needs some polishing to become a useful Beta for large numbers of testers to try out..
Particularly, one of the reasons is the challenges relating to the switch to use systemd by default, which means that it is also used during install and first boot (which has the special configuration stuff).