February 21, 2019

A Linux Noob Reviews: The openSUSE Leap 15.0 Installer

Welcome to a regular series here at Forbes that zeroes in on your very first experience with a desktop Linux operating system: the installer. This time around I'm escaping my comfort zone and leaving Ubuntu-based distributions behind with openSUSE Leap 15.0.

Linux installers can be many things. Streamlined, elegant affairs taking mere minutes until you're up and running. They can be satisfying challenges. In some cases they can be complete deal breakers based on your skill level (which is why I ultimately gave up on openSUSE Tumbleweed). They are the doorway to what could be your next daily driver, or the on-ramp to a continuing search.

openSUSE Leap 15.0: The Crucial Details

  • Website: opensuse.org
  • Year of Birth: 2015 (Previously: Suse Linux)
  • Desktop Environments: KDE, Gnome, XFCE
  • ISO Size: 4.6GB
  • Install speed: Slow
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • If you need it: CubicleNate's Installation Guide

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