openSUSE Leap 42.1 was released on the 4th November is a big new era for openSUSE.
openSUSE 42.1 is the first version of openSUSE Leap that uses source from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) providing a level of stability that will prove to be unmatched by other Linux distributions. Bonding community development and enterprise reliability provides more cohesion for the project and its contributor’s maintenance updates. openSUSE Leap will benefit from the enterprise maintenance effort and will have some of the same packages and updates as SLE, which is different from previous openSUSE versions that created separate maintenance streams.
Click here to download openSUSE Leap 42.1
Step by Step installation procedure
Today we will install openSUSE Leap 42.1 with default install options.
1. Boot your system with the DVD (or ISO on virtual systems) and choose Installation from the boot options.
2. Select Language and keyboard layout (English UK in my case) and click Next. Installer should now start probing the system
3. In the next window choose “Add Online Repositories Before installation” to install latest packages and click Next.
4. Accept defaults for the Disk partitioning and LVM volume creations and click Next.
5. Choose your region and Timzone to set the local settings and click Next.
6. Choose list of repositories to add to the system. I’ve chosen all Main Repositories except for the sources and DEBUGS. That should suffice. You may choose to add the additional repos if you want to. Any License Agreements for the repos, click Next to agree and proceed.
7. Choose your desktop and click Next. I choose KDE here
8. Create a new user and choose options like setting root password as this user, auto login, receive system emails as per your preference and click Next.
9. Check into the install summary and click Install and go and have a cup or two of coffee and come back for the installation to complete and reboot.