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
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