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SuSESuSE GmbH (society for software and system development) is a daughter enterprise of SuSE Linux AG. SuSE was founded on 2-9-1992 of Burchard Steinbild, Hubert Mantel, Thomas Fehr and Roland Dyroff and offers a Linux distribution of its own in the European area. Additional Programs and IT services like support and trainings are offered. SuSE cooperates closely with other IT companies, SuSE Linux was certified for the Oracle 9 I database already in 2001. A green chameleon serves as symbol figure. The SuSE Linux distribution defines itself from the current Linux kernel, the X Window system and the KDE interface as standard GUI. Software can be installed over precompiled packages in the .RPM format. Driver software and applications are permanently renewed and kept on the newest stand.
SuSE Linux has taken a high value in Germany/Europe. The first distribution was published in 1996 and the latest published versions can be used in the private area, or commercial area for servers. Support and services are offered for companies and private users. There are additional special software products like firewall and mail servers von SuSE.
- SuSE Linux Personal
- SuSE Linux Professional
- SuSE Office Desktop
- SuSE Enterprise Server
- SuSE Linux Business Solutions
- SuSE Linux Enterprise Platform
- SuSE Linux eMayl Server II
- SuSE Linux Groupware Server with Lotus Domino
- SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
This list does not lay any claim to completeness
Field of Application
Server operating system, Internet server, firewall, web server, mail server, database server, from embedded systems up to large computers and cluster systems usable USB, PCMCIA, IEEE 1394, AGP and DVD are better supported now; SCSI was programmed partly new
Monolithic kernel, capable for modules
Hardware is used through symbolic interfaces
Read/Write access: FAT, FAT32, UFS, (FreeBSD, only read), HPFS, NTFS read only
Intel (x86), PowerPC, Alpha, Motorola 68 K, SPARC, UltraSparc, ARM, MIPS, SuperH (RISC CPU of Hitachi)
Till now 32-bit on Intel, 64-bit on UltraSparc and Alpha systems as well as Intel 64-bit architectur
- Time sharing system
- RAM support: up to 64 gbyte
- Partition size: up to 2 tbyte
- File size is theoretically 16 tbyte
- Graphical interfaces like KDE2 and Gnome
- Real multi-user ability
- faultless run time behavior
- Support for LDAP authentification and NDS
- High stability and performance in networks
- network features, fulfilled as first operating system completely the valid standards IPv4/IPv6
- Ported databases of Oracle, Informix, Sybase, IBM, Inprise, SAP
- High security by file system and access restrictions
- Large number of Users, extensive documentation
- Very high customization ability and hardware optimization
Split up into a client and server installation by own Personal and Professional Edition. The Personal Edition is aimed to beginners and home users, the Professional Edition with 2,000 optional programs and server applications rather for advanced and professional users. The SuSE operating system is available besides x86 CPUs also for PowerPC and Alpha. SuSE Linux can be installed by 6 CDs or 1 DVD, about 1,800 programs are contained for an wide field of application. The complete full installation takes about 6.5 gbyte harddisk storage space.
Novell announced the take-over of the company SuSE Linux on 4-11-2003.
Suse Linux 10.1 exclusively uses open source software and is available for systems with x86, x64 and PowerPC processors. The integration of the virtualization solution Xen 3.0.2 and the safety enhancement AppArmor was improved. Assistants watch the behaviour of an application and can create an AppArmor profile from this. With Xgl 3D effects come onto the desktop. This release is used for Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) as a code base.
Date - Version
--- - SuSE Linux 1.0--- - SuSE Linux 2.0--- - SuSE Linux 3.01996 May - SuSE Linux 4.2,1996 Sept. - SuSE Linux 4.3,1996 Nov. - SuSE Linux 4.4,1997 July - SuSE Linux 5.0,1997 Dec. - SuSE Linux 5.1,1998 March - SuSE Linux 5.2,1998 Sept. - SuSE Linux 5.3 Kernel 2.0.35,1999 Feb. - SuSE Linux 6.0,1999 Sept. - SuSE Linux 6.1,1999 Aug. - SuSE Linux 6.2 Kernel 2.2.10,1999 Nov. - SuSE Linux 6.3 improved and simplified Installation with Yast2, optimized on hardware,2000 Mrz. - SuSE Linux 6.4 ReiserFS, improved Plug_n_Play 64-bit operating system2000 Aug. - SuSE Linux 7.0 Kernel 2.4 PRE YAST 2 XFree86 4.0,2001 Feb. - SuSE Linux 7.1 KDE2 and Kernel 2.4.1 integrated2001 May - SuSE Linux 7.2,2001 Oct. - SuSE Linux 7.3 Kernel 2.4.10 KDE 2.2.1,2002 July - SuSE Linux 8.0,2002 Oct. - SuSE Linux 8.1 Kernel 2.4.19 gcc 3.2 XFree86 4.2 Gnome 2.0 KDE 3.0.3 ACPI complete supported2003 April - SuSE Linux 8.22003 Oct. - SuSE Linux 9.02004 Oct. - SuSE Linux 9.22005 April - SuSE Linux 9.3, with Software Xen for several parallel running operating systems on a PC, KDE 3.4, Gnome 2.10, OpenOffice 2.0 Beta, Mono 1.1.4, Eclipse 3.0.1, in versions for 32-bit and 64-bit processors2006 May - Suse Linux 10.12006 Dez. - openSUSE 10.22007 Okt. - openSUSE 10.3