"While Holger Dryoff noted that he could not comment on any future products, he did mention that SuSE usually releases a new version about every six months. If you care to read between the lines there and do the math folks, you likely can look for SuSE Linux 8.1 sometime in October 2002.
Also, the SuSE Linux immediately previous to the current SuSE Linux, 8.0, was SuSE Linux 7.3. It shipped in October 2001. That's another good clue that SuSE Linux 8.1 will hit the streets in October 2002."