opensuse updates

Hi. since I’m new to opensuse I don’t understand how the updates from official opensuse repos are delivered. Are they free or should I register to novell? because when i go to update configuration it asks me for a registration and a delivery code. where can I find the right procedure to get updates?

are you using openSUSE or are you using SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

updates for the former are free and no registration/delivery code is
needed…see and other documentation
on how to make YaST and/or Zypper work smoothly for you…

there is however an annual subscription cost for the commercial
SLED…and questions on it are best raised in


YaST>Software repositories to add repositories
YaST>Online update to update programs/groups of programs to latest version
Patches are normally announced as available unless you have turned this feature off

If in doubt about your version of openSUSE, run this command:

cat /etc/SuSE-release