Gesellschaft für S oftware u nd S ystem E ntwicklung mbH Software and System Development Company
general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and sponsored by SUSE
SuSE Linux is of German origin and mainly developed in Europe.
was founded on September 2, 1992 in Nuremberg, Germany
Developed by : Roland Dyroff, Thomas Fehr, Burchard Steinbild and Hubert Mantel
three of the founders were still studying mathematics at a university while Fehr already graduated and working as SE.
The original idea was that the company would develop software and function as an advisory UNIX group. According to Mantel, the group decided to distribute Linux, offering support.
May 2010 – SUSE continous to grow ang shows large patch unique downloads for SUSE 11.1 and 11.2. Germany ( 28%) and US (14%).
company started as a service provider, which among other things regularly released software packages that included Softlanding Linux System (SLS, now defunct) and Slackware , printed UNIX/Linux manuals, and offered technical assistance.
1996 - first distribution under the name S.u.S.E Linux was published as S.u.S.E Linux 4.2
YaST, the installer and configuration tool that would become the central point of the distribution
Over time SuSE was incorporated many aspects of Red Hat Linux, such as its RPM Package Manager and its file structure
The largest Linux distributor in Germany.
1997 – SuSE enter US ( Oakland , California)
1998 – it was renamed SuSE without dots (S.u.S.E)
1999 - SuSE enter UK
Nov. 4, 2003 - Novell announced it would acquire SuSE Linux AG for $210 million
2001 - SuSE introduced the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and changed the company name to SUSE a few months before Novell’s purchased.
2004 – all computers are ran by SUSE Linux and they announced YaST, would released.
Successor of SuSE Linux Professional
August 4, 2005 – Novell announced that SuSE Linux Professional would be open.
2003 - version 9.2 OpenSuSE
an unsupported 1 DVD ISO image of SUSE Professional was made available for download as well as a bootable Live DVD evaluation
SUSE Linux 10.0 included both open source and proprietary applications and retail boxed-set editions.
Novell discontinue the Personal version and renamed Professional version to SUSE Linux .
Version 10.2 of SuSE Linux was renamed to openSuSE .
openSUSE Download Edition – free downloadable ISO version, Live-CD version (KDE4 or GNOME), no echnical assistance and no printed manuals.
openSUSE Retail Edition or openSUSE Box - purchase openSUSE box from www.open-slx.com, contains a DVD-9 (dual-layer) comprising the 32-bit and 64, which detects the right architecture during boot time and with printed documentation and with 90 days user support via email or phone
openSUSE FTP - a small ISO to install openSUSE directly from FTP (network install)., one for open-source packages (OSS), a second for non-open-source packages or whose license is restrictive (non-oss).
openSUSE Factory - ongoing development version
openSUSE Tumbleweed- Rolling release, in which new stable versions of packages.
Official logo and mascot of distribution is veiled chameleon