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  • 1. Gesellschaft für S oftware u nd S ystem E ntwicklung mbH Software and System Development Company
  • 2.
    • 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
  • 3.
    • 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%).
  • 4.
    • 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
  • 5.
    • 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
  • 6.
    • 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.
  • 7.
    • 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 .
  • 8.
    • 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, 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
  • 9.
    • 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.
  • 10. Official logo and mascot of distribution is veiled chameleon
  • 11.
    • Word Processor – Libre Office and AbiWord
    • Browser – Mozila Firefox, Chromium, Opera
    • Graphics – GIMP
    • Music Player – Amarok and Banshee
    • Email Client – Claws Mail and Balsa
    • Instant Messenger – Kopete (Kde) Emphaty(Gnome)