3. Getting openSUSE
Here are some of the ways of acquiring openSUSE.
3.1 Download It
You can download openSUSE free of charge. Just go to:
The full DVD (4.7 GB) provides the most smooth and complete experience. You don't have to use a DVD, it can also be put on a USB stick (see next chapter).
3.2 Buy Cheap Unofficial Media
There are many webshops that offer to sell unofficial media (DVD, USB-stick) with openSUSE very cheap. This is of course absolutely legal, as we're dealing with free software.
This saves you the trouble of downloading and burning the media yourself, and the subsequent risk of errors. See for example:
3.3 Buy a Box Set
There are companies selling openSUSE in a (German language) box with support, and additional goodies included, see:
3.4 The Source Code
You can find the source code for all the free packages in openSUSE here, in the form of source RPM files:
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