openSUSE is among the top favorite Linux operating systems crated by Novell , based on SUSE Linux Professional. This fully featured operating system is packed with the more common software including a complete office type package along with media software and more allowing for a nice out of the box experience, a large community of supporters openSUSE is well documented and you should have no trouble finding answers any questions you may have, suitable for both the beginner and novas users openSUSE has it own unique methods that differ slightly from a Debian or Arch type system approach. Using the NET install openSUSE allows you to choose a desktop from a list of several desktops during the installation.
As always if you have not downloaded your copy of the installation media you should do so now, visit the openSUSE Information page for links to the documentation and downloads for more information.
2.) Installation Media.
You may wish to use one of two methods to install openSUSE on your machine, one is to burn the ISO image to a DVD and boot from that or you may wish to create a Bootable USB thumb drive and boot from it.
3.) Boot Installation Media.
Depending on your particular system you may find it necessary to modify your systems CMOS or BIOS boot sequence to allow your machine to actually find your install media, such as the Bootable USB Thumb Drive.
4.) Start Installation.
Here you will be presented with a few options, in this walk threw we will be installing the system directly to the hard drive so select the Installation option and press Enter to continue.
5.) Language Keyboard and License Agreement.
Select your language from the pull down list and be sure to select the correct keyboard layout just to the right of that as well. Read the Agreement and click Next to continue.
6.) Installation Options.
You have a few options you may wish to enable, allowing for a more compete installation.
7.) Hard Drive Partitioning.
By default the installation will suggest a basic partition scheme suitable for a basic install, look it over and if you wish, you have the option to modify the partitioning scheme to your liking, however you should know that you have knowledge of Linux partitions.
8.) Time Zone.
You must select your location from the map or use the pull down menus and selecting it from there, this will help to determine your system clock setting as well as a local mirror for your repositories.
Here is the list of Repos. that are available for you, using the preselected ones here are suggested for the beginner.