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
Due to a change in policy in Google Chrome and Chromium, downloading images by clicking the download buttons is currently broken. To circumvent this issue, right click the download button and click "Save link as..." to save the image. The reason for this bug is tracked in openSUSE/mirrorbrain#3 on GitHub, please let the maintainers know this affects you.
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 GPG 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