Gesellschaft für S oftware u nd S ystem E ntwicklung mbH Software and System Development Company
<ul><li>general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and sponsored by SUSE </li></ul><ul><li>SuSE Linux is of German origin and mainly developed in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>was founded on September 2, 1992 in Nuremberg, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by : Roland Dyroff, Thomas Fehr, Burchard Steinbild and Hubert Mantel </li></ul>
<ul><li>three of the founders were still studying mathematics at a university while Fehr already graduated and working as SE. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>May 2010 – SUSE continous to grow ang shows large patch unique downloads for SUSE 11.1 and 11.2. Germany ( 28%) and US (14%). </li></ul>
<ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>1996 - first distribution under the name S.u.S.E Linux was published as S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 </li></ul><ul><li>YaST, the installer and configuration tool that would become the central point of the distribution </li></ul>
<ul><li>Over time SuSE was incorporated many aspects of Red Hat Linux, such as its RPM Package Manager and its file structure </li></ul><ul><li>The largest Linux distributor in Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>1997 – SuSE enter US ( Oakland , California) </li></ul><ul><li>1998 – it was renamed SuSE without dots (S.u.S.E) </li></ul><ul><li>1999 - SuSE enter UK </li></ul><ul><li>Nov. 4, 2003 - Novell announced it would acquire SuSE Linux AG for $210 million </li></ul>
<ul><li>2001 - SuSE introduced the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and changed the company name to SUSE a few months before Novell’s purchased. </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – all computers are ran by SUSE Linux and they announced YaST, would released. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Successor of SuSE Linux Professional </li></ul><ul><li>August 4, 2005 – Novell announced that SuSE Linux Professional would be open. </li></ul><ul><li>2003 - version 9.2 OpenSuSE </li></ul><ul><li>an unsupported 1 DVD ISO image of SUSE Professional was made available for download as well as a bootable Live DVD evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>SUSE Linux 10.0 included both open source and proprietary applications and retail boxed-set editions. </li></ul><ul><li>Novell discontinue the Personal version and renamed Professional version to SUSE Linux . </li></ul><ul><li>Version 10.2 of SuSE Linux was renamed to openSuSE . </li></ul>
<ul><li>openSUSE Download Edition – free downloadable ISO version, Live-CD version (KDE4 or GNOME), no echnical assistance and no printed manuals. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
<ul><li>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). </li></ul><ul><li>openSUSE Factory - ongoing development version </li></ul><ul><li>openSUSE Tumbleweed- Rolling release, in which new stable versions of packages. </li></ul>
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