"Looks like Kevin Dupuy beat me to the punch in writing about
the retail box being ready for pre-order. Retail box? What's up
with that, right? We're all about the free downloads over here,
right? Yes, butâ€¦ thereâ€™' a
method to the madness of offering a retail box as well.
"First, don't forget that the retail box has a very long history
for SUSE. We want to continue to provide the retail box for
long-time users who still want to get openSUSE that way--and for
new Linux users who may not be up for downloading openSUSE to take
their first shot at installing an OS..."