The openSUSE Leap is a regular-release. 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.
Recommended system requirements:
- 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
We use original USB stick 16 GB from the good quality known brand. Also, as part of quality process, we made the bootable USB stick from the same checksum (sha256sum) of the following “ISO source” image file:
openSUSE-Leap-42.3-DVD-x86_64.iso = 195baca6c5f3b7f3ad4d7984a7f7bd5c4a37be2eb67e58b65d07ac3a2b599e83
Use the following guidance for the version, you need to choose the correct version:
- The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI. It is recommended for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold since 2007 are equipped with 64-bit processors).
- The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.