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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.

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openSUSE Summary
Distribution openSUSE (formerly SUSE Linux)
Home Page https://www.opensuse.org/
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Reviews MicroOS: DistroWatchDistroWatch
Tumbleweed: DistroWatchLWN
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-06-12: Distribution Release: openSUSE 15.6
 • 2024-04-30: Development Release: openSUSE 15.6 RC
 • 2024-03-07: Development Release: openSUSE 15.6 Beta
 • 2023-06-07: Distribution Release: openSUSE 15.5
 • 2023-02-22: Development Release: openSUSE 15.5 Beta
 • 2022-06-08: Distribution Release: openSUSE 15.4
 • 2022-05-17: Development Release: openSUSE 15.4 RC
 • 2022-03-02: Development Release: openSUSE 15.4 Beta
 • 2021-12-02: Development Release: openSUSE 15.4 Alpha
 • 2021-06-02: Distribution Release: openSUSE 15.3
 • 2021-04-28: Development Release: openSUSE 15.3 RC
 • 2021-03-03: Development Release: openSUSE 15.3 Beta
 • More openSUSE releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2024-05-29 openSUSE adds features to Aeon Desktop
 • 2024-04-18 openSUSE nears completion of its work on reproducible packages
 • 2024-03-14 openSUSE packages Plasma 6 for Tumbleweed
 • 2024-01-15 openSUSE plans for Leap 16
 • 2023-12-21 openSUSE ships full disk encryption and systemd-boot
 • 2023-12-06 openSUSE 15.4 nears its end of life
 • 2023-12-05 openSUSE planning to rebrand
 • 2023-09-11 openSUSE unveils Slowroll branch
 • 2023-09-05 openSUSE shares survey results about the direction of the distribution
 • 2023-06-06 openSUSE plans for version 15.6 Leap
 • More openSUSE headlines...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
Feature tumbleweed 15.6 15.0
Release Date 2024-06-15 2024-06-12 2018-05-25
End Of Life   2025-12 2019-11
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)   140-4300 100-3800
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical, Text Graphical, Text Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE Plasma, Xfce GNOME, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma
Package Management RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper)
Release Model Rolling Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i686, ppc64, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List tumbleweed 15.6 15.0
abiword (3.0.5) 3.0.5 -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.11 1.2.10 1.1.5
amdgpu (23.0.0) 23.0.0 18.1.0 18.0.1
bash (5.2.21) 5.2.26 4.4 4.4
bind (9.18.27) 9.18.27 9.18.24 9.11.2
chromium (126.0.6478.61) 125.0.6422.141 113.0.5672.126 66.0.3359.170
cups (2.4.9) 2.4.8 2.2.7 2.2.7
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.2.P1 4.3.6 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.47.0 1.43.8
firefox (127.0) 126.0.1 91.8.0 60.0
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.2 2.10.4 2.9
gcc (14.1.0) 14.1.0 -- --
gimp (2.10.38) 2.10.38 2.10.30 2.8.22
glibc (2.39) 2.39 2.38 2.26
gnome-shell (46.2) 46.2 45.3 3.26.2
gnucash (5.6) 5.6 -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) 1.12.57 -- --
grub (2.12) 2.12 2.12 2.02
gtk (4.14.4) 4.14.4 4 3.22.230
httpd (2.4.59) 2.4.59 2.4.58 2.4.33
inkscape (1.3.2) 1.3.2 1.0.1 0.92.2
k3b (24.05.1) 24.05.0 -- 17.12.3
kmod (32) 32 29 25
krita (5.2.2) 5.2.2 -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.4) 24.2.4 7.4.3.2 6.0.4
linux (6.9.4) 6.9.3 6.4.0 4.12.14
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.10.1 -- --
mariadb (11.4.2) 11.2.3 10.11.6 10.2.14
mate-desktop (1.28.2) 1.28.2 -- --
mesa (24.1.1) 24.0.8 20.2.4 18.0.2
mysql (8.4.0) -- -- --
nautilus (46.2) 46.2 45.2.1 3.26.2
NVIDIA (550.90.07) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (22) -- 11.0.15.0 10.0.1.0
openssh (9.7p1) 9.6p1 9.6p1 7.6p1
openssl (3.3.1) 3.1.4 3x 1.1.1d
perl (5.40.0) 5.38.2 5.26.1 5.26.1
php (8.3.8) 8.3.8 7.4.33 7.2.5
plasma-desktop (6.0.5) -- 5.18.6 5.12.5
postfix (3.9.0) 3.9.0 3.8.4 3.3.0
postgresql (16.3) 16.3 -- 10.3
Python (3.12.4) 3.9.19 3.6.15 2.7.14
qt (6.7.1) 5.15.14 5.15.12 5.9.4
samba (4.20.1) 4.20.1 4.19.5 4.7.6
systemd (256) 255.7 254.10 234
thunderbird (127.0) 115.11.1 102.10.1 52.7
vim (9.1) 9.1 9.1 8.0
vlc (3.0.21) 3.0.21 3.0.20 --
wayland (1.23.0) 1.22.0 -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.18.1 4.18.1 4.12.4
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.12 1.20.3 1.19.6


Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.7
from 421 review(s)



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Version: tumbleweed
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-06-15
Votes: 0


Pros:
-Arch but more stable with testing and such so it doesnt brick system
-snapper and btrfs created a redundant system OOTB and secure filesystem as well
-Yast making package management, firewall, config, bootloader, and more just easy to mess with instead of being in a terminal making it more friendly to users.
Cons:
-Zypper is slow, cant do parallel downloads sadly.
-Maybe not for people just getting into linux, that would be like mint or something else
-community and documentation isnt as strong as other distros


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Version: tumbleweed
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-06-13
Votes: 0


I never had problems with it, it is highly recommended and very overrated, it is a very good distro, very little valued by the community for being more like a company because when they tell you to install a distro, they mention ubuntu mint, all the arch, some lost ones mention fedora, but always the great forgotten one is openSUSE for being a little heavy and not for all the pc and notebook, but it never fails, very solid.

pros:

- Practically 0 errors.
- you install and use it as your personal system without any problems.
- It has very good private driver support

cons:

- Very heavy. whether you want to download it online or as a whole, it weighs between 4 and 5 gb.
- Does not work on all old pc's and notebooks.


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Version: tumbleweed
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-06-09
Votes: 1


I've been using Tumbleweed for 3 years and I'm going to summarize my experience with the openSUSE rolling system. It is for me the best and most reliable rolling Linux distribution that has some tools and services that help it to have a stability of operation similar to a fixed version.
1. openQA: It tests the update snapshot before sending it to the servers. The use of this tool is possible because openSUSE updates through snapshots taking into account the integrity of the system.
2. snapper: Allows to easily revert an update in case of failure.
3. zypper: Not as fast as other package managers but very reliable in resolving dependencies and system configuration.

These tools allow Tumbleweed to have the stability of a fixed distribution, but with the benefit of enjoying the latest versions of the kernel and favourite desktop. If we add to this that it is one of the distributions with a higher security configuration (apparmor and firewall), we can say that Tumbleweed allows us to use in a domestic environment an enterprise level system.
It is a distribution that once you try it, it cures your distrohopping because you can see that it offers you an enterprise level system, used in supercomputers such as the "Mare Nostrum".


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