This manual gives you a general understanding of openSUSE®. It is intended mainly for system administrators and home users with basic system administration knowledge. Check out the various parts of this manuals for a selection of applications needed in everyday life and in-depth descriptions of advanced installation and configuration scenarios.

Advanced Deployment Scenarios

Learn how to deploy openSUSE from a remote location and become acquainted with complex disk setup scenarios.

Managing and Updating Software

Understand how to install or remove software with either YaST or using the command line, how to use the 1-Click-Install feature, and how to keep your system up-to-date.


Learn how to update and configure your openSUSE, how to administrate your system in text mode, and get to know some important utilities for Linux administrators.


Get an introduction to the components of your Linux system and a deeper understanding of their interaction.


Learn how to configure the various network and file services that come with openSUSE.


Get an introduction to mobile computing with openSUSE, get to know the various options for wireless computing and power management and learn how to use a tablet PC.


Become acquainted with openSUSE security features and learn how to set up and configure services that will make your system secure.

Many chapters in this manual contain links to additional documentation resources. This includes additional documentation that is available on the system, as well as documentation available on the Internet.

For an overview of the documentation available for your product and the latest documentation updates, refer to or to the following section.