ey, im relatively new to linux, but been windowsing since 95, and thinking about moving out thanks to win h8 2. im old school, i prefer to manually download stuff and back them up locally. im pretty sure zypper has a ‘force install all *.rpm in folder, then fix broken’ command. like i said, im old school, i prefer doing stuff needlessly complicated over stupidly simple (not taking any stab at suse/linux, ill always take stabs at microsoft and google though). currently, im downloading the standard leap 4.3GB, but will try out susestudio once im used to the system. the download might take a night long, so theres no way i can be of any further help
are there sites like packages.ubuntu.com, where you search for packages, and it also lists dependencies. is there a suse version of synaptic package manager?
what is leap 42.1 based on? looking through a few rpm download sites, version 42.1 isnt listed as a distro
As you might see for yourself once Leap is installed, by opening Yast2-Software and going to Configuration > Repositories, for each repository you enable you can tick a box labeled “Keep Downloaded Packages”.
I’m old school too, but never actually used that option, frankly; anyway the choice is there.
Dual booting with Win in legacy MBR mode should be straightforward, I bet if you replace Ubuntu the Leap installer will take care of dual booting by default, as it did on my test laptop.
Things might not be that easy with UEFI and Win10 though.