2016 – openSUSE Leap 42.2 & Tumbleweed – Intro, Download, Verify & Create a Live USB & DVD – November 23
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The openSUSE project delivers two different versions of openSUSE that you can download, install and redistribute.
Leap – a regular release version of Linux. This means it releases annually, with security and stability updates being the priority during each release lifetime. It is not expected to change in any significant way until its next annual release. Leap shares a Common Base System with SUSE Linux Enterprise, so major architectural changes are not expected for several years, aligned with each new Major Release (eg 12, 13, etc) of SUSE Linux Enterprise. Leap is recommended for Sysadmins, Enterprise Developers, and “Regular” Desktop Users.
Tumbleweed – a rolling release version of Linux. This means the software is always the latest stable versions available from the openSUSE Project. Things will change regularly as Free and Open Source projects continually release new versions of their software. Tumbleweed is recommended for Developers, openSUSE Contributors, and Linux/FOSS Enthusiasts.
Recommended system requirements
Make sure you meet the system requirements. openSUSE supports most PC hardware components. The following requirements should be met to ensure smooth operation of openSUSE:
2 Ghz dual core processor or better
2 GB system memory
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
Disk space and process time
Downloading large ISO files can sometimes cause issues; here is some advice to make it easier.
Most openSUSE ISO downloads are DVD-sized and will not fit on a 700 MB CD.
When delivered as a single DVD ISO, openSUSE requires one download of 4.3 GB (see footnote 1)
Bittorrent is the preferred way to download files, as it is more reliable and reduces loads on openSUSE servers. If using bittorrent is not available, the use of a download manager is recommended.
Last Update: 2016-11-23 19:20 UTC
OS Type: Linux
Based on: Independent
Architecture: armhf, i586, x86_64
Desktop: Cinnamon, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, LXDE, Openbox, WMaker, Xfce
Category: Desktop, Server, Live Medium, Raspberry Pi
Popularity: 4 (1,277 hits per day)
The openSUSE project is a community program sponsored by SUSE Linux and other companies. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, this program provides free, easy access to openSUSE, a complete Linux distribution. The openSUSE project has three main goals: make openSUSE the easiest Linux for anyone to obtain and the most widely used Linux distribution; leverage open source collaboration to make openSUSE the world’s most usable Linux distribution and desktop environment for new and experienced Linux users; dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging processes to make openSUSE the platform of choice for Linux developers and software vendors.
Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 4 (1,295), 6 months: 4 (1,277), 3 months: 3 (1,466), 4 weeks: 2 (1,776), 1 week: 2 (2,175)
openSUSE, formerly SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Professional, is a Linux-based project and distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies. It is widely used throughout the world. The focus of its development is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators, while providing a user-friendly desktop, and feature-rich server environment.
The initial release of the community project was a beta version of SUSE Linux 10.0. The current stable release is openSUSE Leap 42.2. The community project offers a rolling release version called openSUSE Tumbleweed, which is continuously updated with tested, stable packages. This is based on the rolling development code base called ‘Factory’. Other tools and applications associated with the openSUSE project are YaST, Open Build Service, openQA, Snapper, Machinery, Portus and Kiwi.
Novell created openSUSE after purchasing SuSE Linux AG for US$210 million on 4 November 2003. The Attachmate Group acquired Novell and split Novell and SUSE into two autonomous subsidiary companies. After The Attachmate Group merged with Micro Focus in November 2014, SUSE became its own business unit
The openSUSE Project community, sponsored by SUSE, develops and maintains SUSE Linux distributions components. openSUSE is the successor to SUSE Linux Professional.
Beyond the distributions and tools, the openSUSE Project provides a web portal for community involvement. The community develops openSUSE collaboratively with its corporate sponsors through the Open Build Service, openQA, writing documentation, designing artwork, fostering discussions on open mailing lists and in Internet Relay Chat channels, and improving the openSUSE site through its wiki interface. openSUSE offers a stable base with its openSUSE Leap version. Users that prefer more up-to-date free software can use its rolling release distribution Tumbleweed. Users can also use the Open Build Service. Moreover, the flexibility of openSUSE makes it easy to re-purpose for specific goals like running a web- or mail server.
Like most Linux distributions, openSUSE includes both a default graphical user interface (GUI) and a command line interface option. Users of openSUSE may choose several desktops environments GUIs like KDE Plasma, GNOME, LXDE and Xfce. openSUSE supports thousands of software packages across the full range of free software / open source development.
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1- Verify your download before use, SAVE IT TO THE DOWNLOAD FOLDER the ISO Image and the SHA256 checksum. If you are a GNU/Linux User I Suggest to use the Bittorrent to Donwload the ISO.
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. You could verify the file in the process of downloading. For example a checksum (SHA256) will be used automatically if you choose Metalink in the field above and use the add-on DownThemAll! in Firefox.
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.
2- If you saved to the Downloads folder, Open the Terminal (CTRL ALT T), type or copy & paste the command to terminal:
3- You should copy-paste these commands to a terminal line by line rather than all at once, otherwise it won’t work:
gpg –verify openSUSE-Leap-42.2-DVD-x86_64.iso.sha256
gpg –keyserver hkp://pgp.mit.edu –recv-keys 3DBDC284
gpg –verify openSUSE-Leap-42.2-DVD-x86_64.iso.sha256
It should be 22C0 7BA5 3417 8CD0 2EFE 22AA B88B 2FD4 3DBD C284
gpg –verify openSUSE-Tumbleweed-DVD-x86_64-Snapshot20161121-Media.iso.sha256
GNOME Live CD – x86_64
gpg –verify openSUSE-Tumbleweed-GNOME-Live-x86_64-Snapshot20161121-Media.iso.sha256
KDE Live CD – x86_64
gpg –verify openSUSE-Tumbleweed-KDE-Live-x86_64-Snapshot20161121-Media.iso.sha256
4- Windows Users I Recommend Using Rufus to create the Live USB:
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I will make a How To Videos on how to install openSUSE Leap & Tumbleweed on a Thumb/Flash/Pen/Drive/USB Stick & on Hard Drive..
Also I will Show How to install Software.