Linux SUSE

At A Glance

Publisher
SUSE

Web
https://www.suse.com/

Status
Available, Supported

Introduced
1992

Latest
13.1

Design
Text & GUI, Multitasking

Type
Workstation, Server

Details

Summary
SUSE provides a stable, high security desktop and server versions of Linux. These versions are now recommended by Microsoft for Linux users.

News
19-Nov-2013 openSUSE 13.1 released
16-Nov-2011 openSUSE 12.1 released
10-Mar-2011 openSUSE 11.4 Now Available
15-Jul-2010 openSUSE 11.3 available
6-Sep-2008 openSUSE 11.0 is Now Available
4-Oct-2007 openSUSE 10.3 is Now Available
11-Dec-2006 Novel Ships SUSE Linux 10.2
2-Nov-2006 Microsoft & Novell announce collaborative relationship.
11-May-2006 Novell Ships SUSE Linux 10.1
24-Oct-2005 Version 10 released
5-Apr-2004 Version 9.1 to ship May 6th using the 2.6 Kernel.
4-Nov-2003 Novell to acquire SUSE
Oct-2003? Releases 9.0 (no press release)
27-May-2002 Competitive review in eWeek page 54. It was awarded its Lab’s Analyst’s Choice for best control panel of the group and very good installation.
Apr-2002 New v8.0 released
23-Oct-2001 New v7.3 released
29-Mar-2001 New v7.1 released with 2.4 Kernel
15-Jun-2001 New v7.2 released with 2.4.4 Kernel

Requirements

Product
OpenSUSE Linux 11

Processor
Any Pentium III CPU or better (P4 2.4 GHz recommended)

RAM
1 GB (2 GB recommended)

Drive space
3 GB (more recommended)

Drives
Runs from hard disk

Video
SVGA or better

File systems
ReiserFS, Ext2, read/write access to FAT, read only access to NTFS, HPFS, UFS and others

Compatibility
Linux programs

DOS programs (most)

Interface
Native text based interface. GUI support included with various desktops.

Installation
Can be installed on primary or logical partitions, any drive. V7.0 and later support booting beyond 8 GB.

Variants
OpenSUSE
SUSE Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Versions
7.0 Sep-2000
7.1 Mar-2001
7.2 Jun-2001
7.3 Oct-2001
8.0 Apr-2002
8.2 Apr-2003
9.0 Oct-2003
9.1 May-2004
9 SP1 Feb-2005 (Enterprise Server)
9.2 Nov-2004
10.0 Oct-2005
10.1 May-2006
10.2 Dec-2006
10.3 Oct-2007
11.0 Sep-2008
11.1 Dec-2008
11.2 Nov-2009
11.3 Jul-2010
11.4 Mar-2011
12.0 (never released)
12.1 Nov-2011
12.2 Sep-2012
12.3 Mar-2013
13.1 Nov-2013

Downloads
Download SUSE Linux

Links
Documentation

Books
Practical Guide
Linux Bible
Linux in a Nutshell
Administration Handbook
Linux for Dummies

Publisher
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH
Maxfeldstr. 5
N├╝rnberg 90409
Germany

+49 (0) 911-740 53-0
Web: www.suse.com

Support
90-days installation support with purchase (Professional).

Alternatives
Other Linuxes, Windows, Solaris

Secrets

Command Line Windows/DOS equivalents

SUSE stands for “Software and System Development” in German (Software und System Entwicklung)

Pricing
Download – Free

SUSE Enterprise Desktop 1 year basic support – $50
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 1 year support – $349 & up.

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