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openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about openSUSE and what they use it for.
  • Something wrong with the Opensuse Leap 15.4 repositories?
    That's the problem, The error messages just that. I tried to download because Resolve needs that to run, and every repository my system attempts to reach fails to download. The repository (all coming from by the way) links appear to not have any valid metadata on them, then says the repository types can't be determined, and it moves on to the other links, which also get similar... - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Update: I notice that they've replaced the leap 15.4 ad with MicroOS now.
    I've noticed on, you will now see a link to download micro os. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • I know I sound dumb but legitimately have no idea
    Why not try it out? You might like it! It's not popular amongst desktops but many users who tried (including me) prefers it over Windows. I would recommend trying out OpenSUSE. You could install it on a virtual machine such as virtualbox if you don't want to affect your existing ones. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • is it just me or has TW been super buggy lately?
    TW with KDE is runs fine without any issues on my laptop. Have you downloaded the iso from and checked the checksum after download? Maybe your iso was faulty. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Why Suse and Redhat don't care about laptops or pc gaming? Someone can say: They are in servers... well yes, Microsoft is in the server market and also they are doing a Microsoft Surface gaming laptop
    Fedora is the Red Hat desktop distro, though the history is a bit more complicated. It's freely downloadable here.. If you really want to pay, RHEL does have a enterprise desktop as well. Suse is similar in that the parent company sells support and solutions, with a free version available here. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Suggestions for OpenSUSE Micro OS
    And a suggestion to put some "Micro OS" link on web page. I could only install once I clicked on "I want to install Tumbleweed". - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • A Fork in the Road by openSUSE Board
    Something is obviously wrong, I've been going over the site and can't find anything about the board, its members, or any way of contacting them. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Is MicroOS good for daily driver?
    Is it really considered ready? If so, why hasn't MicroOS been added to the main like Silverblue at Currently there's just Leap and Tumbleweed. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Podman containers are crashing with an error "file exists".
    I'm running, or I was running, podman containers on my Raspberry Pi 4 where I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed, and since podman is not in the repos for this Ubuntu version I added a Kubic repo hosted on Podman was configured to run rootless on this system. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Installed a Linux distro without verifying the ISO, now am scared the iso could've been a malicious one, even though I don't see any signs on malware. Secure Boot was enabled. Am I just being overly paranoid? Any tools I can use to check for malware?
    Very unlikely someone out there is infecting linux isos (Yes its done before), but if you are downloading from trusted sources like from the actual home site ( you should have little to no concern. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Installed a Linux distro without verifying the ISO, now am scared the iso could've been a malicious one, even though I don't see any signs on malware. Secure Boot was enabled. Am I just being overly paranoid? Any tools I can use to check for malware?
    Did you download it from the official website ( If yes, then there is nothing to worry about. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • I consider openSUSE the best Linux distribution, but it suffers from being too little known
    As far as support and stuff, I personally think we should focus on steering people to the wiki and trying to get people to update it. I update things as I do/use them, but a lot of pages are really behind. It is one of the better wikis out there though. Also, the openSUSE discord is nice; there are friendly and helpful people on there. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Good distro for learning Linux professionally.
    The "professional" linux distros are RedHat (Fedora) and SUSE (openSUSE), both are .rpm based, but that's not really important, and a lot of the web runs on Debian-based distros. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Failing to install FFMPEG- ?
    I'm currently running Leap 15.2 and wanted to install FFMPEG 4.4 as it is a requirement for another program I want to run. I idea I'd try the official way first‏‏‎‏‏‎‏‏‎‏‏‎­and went to where I followed the instructions to install manually (the 'grab binary packages directly' link gave me a source file). ​ Following the... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • My first ThinkPad. I’m now a member of the cult 😬😂
    Try openSUSE, everything just works, you don't get the spyware Ubuntu ships, and it has automatic snapshots, meaning you can rollback in case you messed up. You can go with "I don't want updates" (enterprise grade) and upgrade every year (Leap) or "I want always the latest version" and get updates as soon as possible (Tumbleweed). Plus, the community is awesome. Check it out on - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • blocked in Sweden?
    I think they are having a DNS issue. When I do a lookup of I get no IP and when I look at the whois information for I see that there was an update today:. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • I’m looking for an easy to use but very private distro
    I'd recommend you look into either Ubuntu or openSUSE. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of openSUSE

Best Top 20 Ubuntu Linux Alternatives (Pros and Cons)
OpenSUSE is recognized for its Linux distributions, particularly Tumbleweed and Leap. MicroOS and Kubic are new transactional self-contained desktop and container distributions. The community project started with a beta of SUSE Linux 10. OpenSUSE Leap 15.3 is the current fixed release.
6 Best Linux Distributions That are Not Based on Ubuntu or Debian
With its own installer, openSUSE provides option to choose desktop environments among KDE, GNOME, XFCE and LXDE. openSUSE comes with a number of applications installed by default and is hardware compatible with most vendors.
11 Best Linux Distros For Programming And Developers [2020 Edition]
One of the major strengths of openSUSE is its YaST package management which makes it easy to automate different tasks. Another great quality of this dependable Linux distro for developers is its software delivery method. You can simply visit their website and directly install anything you like. Its vast package database and supportive community is another plus point.

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