A brand new way of building openSUSE and a new type of a hybrid Linux distribution
Leap uses source from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), which gives Leap a level of stability unmatched by other Linux distributions, and combines that with community developments to give users, developers and sysadmins the best stable Linux experience available.Download
Intel or AMD 64-bit desktops, laptops, and servers (x86_64)
UEFI Arm 64-bit servers, desktops, laptops and boards (aarch64)
Minimal VM images. For Arm JeOS images, please go to the Arm wiki page
Please be aware of the following limitations of the live images:
- They should not be used to install or upgrade. Please use the installation media instead
- They have a limited package and driver selection, so cannot be considered an accurate reflection as to whether the distribution will work on your hardware or not
- Kernel and initrd can’t be updated, so they shouldn’t be used as a persistent installation
Choosing Which Media to Download
The Offline Image is typically recommended as it contains most of the packages available in the distribution and does not require a network connection during the installation.
The Network Image is recommended for users who have limited bandwidth on their internet connections, as it will only download the packages they choose to install, which is likely to be significantly less than 4.7GB.
Easy Ways to Switch to openSUSE Leap
If you’re already running openSUSE you can upgrade by booting from the DVD/USB and choosing upgrade, or carry out an ‘Online Upgrade’ in a few commands. Online Upgrade Instructions.
|From an older version or other Linux distro||From Windows||From OS X|
|How to burn a DVD on Linux.||How to burn a DVD on Windows.||How to burn a DVD on OS X.|
|How to create a bootable USB stick on Linux.||How to create a Bootable USB stick on Windows.||How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X.|
- 2 Ghz dual core processor or better
- 2GB physical RAM + additional memory for your workload
- Over 40GB of free hard drive space
- Either a DVD drive or USB port for the installation media
- Internet access is helpful, and required for the Network Installer
Verify Your Download Before Use
Many applications can verify the checksum of a download. To verify your download can be important as it verifies you really have got the ISO file you wanted to download and not some broken version.
For each ISO, we offer a checksum file with the corresponding SHA256 sum.
For extra security, you can use sha256sum to verify who signed those .sha256 files.
It should be 22C0 7BA5 3417 8CD0 2EFE 22AA B88B 2FD4 3DBD C284
For more help verifying your download please read Checksums Help