SuSE Linux Operating System

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SuSE

SuSE SuSE 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 Screenshot 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

Other services
- 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

Structure information
Monolithic kernel, capable for modules
Hardware is used through symbolic interfaces
Read/Write access: FAT, FAT32, UFS, (FreeBSD, only read), HPFS, NTFS read only

System Environment
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

Strengths
- 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

Version 7.1
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.



Screenshots

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SuSE 7.0 - boot screen for the Installation of CD-ROMSuSE 7.0 - at every booting procedure the system processes the configuration scripts and starts the ShellSuSE 7.0 - SuSE Linux 7.0 with KDE SurfaceSuSE 7.0 - SuSE Linux 7.0 with opened menu
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SuSE 7.0 - SuSE Linux 7.0 with KDE controll centreSuSE 7.0 - SuSE Linux 7.0 provides now different YAST2 assistants for the selection to avoid manuall configurationsSuSE 7.0 - SuSE Linux 7.0 with normal file manager and opened Root directorySuSE 7.0 - shows running system processes in the process manager
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SuSE 7.1 - KDE2 welcome message, with graphical improvementsSuSE 7.1 - KDE2 program menuSuSE 7.1 - KDE2 Konqueror supports now the preview of graphics in directories tooSuSE 7.1 - KDE2 control centre, system information
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SuSE 9 - boot screen9 - boot menu9 - Installation progress9 - Starting screen of the KDE surface
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9 - KDE desktop with console window9 - Program menu and Konqueror file browser9 - KDE control centre9 - OpenOffice program
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SuSE Linux 10.0 - boot processSuSE Linux 10.0 - Installation assistantSuSE Linux 10.0 - licence agreementSuSE Linux 10.0 - Desktop selection (KDE, Gnome, other)
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SuSE Linux 10.0 - settingsSuSE Linux 10.0 - file copy processSuSE Linux 10.0 - configurationSuSE Linux 10.0 - Yast online update
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SuSE Linux 10.0 - selection of the patchesSuSE Linux 10.0 - installationSuSE Linux 10.0 - Login screen SuSE Linux 10.0 - KDE desktop
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SuSE Linux 10.0 - KDE control centre and shellSuSE Linux 10.0 - welcome messageSuSE Linux 10.0 - Konqueror and KDE menuSuSE Linux 10.0 - OpenOffice and Firefox browser
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SuSE LED 10.1, Boot menu before installationSuSE LED 10.1, Choice of the languageSuSE LED 10.1, Licence agreementSuSE LED 10.1, Confirming installation
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SuSE LED 10.1, Files are copiedSuSE LED 10.1, Configuration Customer CenterSuSE LED 10.1, Standard desktopSuSE LED 10.1, Program menu and Shell
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SuSE LED 10.1, Firefox Internet BrowserSuSE LED 10.1, Program OverviewSuSE LED 10.1, System ConfigurationSuSE LED 10.1, Running processes

Versions

Date - Version
--- - SuSE Linux 1.0
--- - SuSE Linux 2.0
--- - SuSE Linux 3.0
1996 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 system
2000 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 integrated
2001 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 supported
2003 April - SuSE Linux 8.2
2003 Oct. - SuSE Linux 9.0
2004 Oct. - SuSE Linux 9.2
2005 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 processors
2006 May - Suse Linux 10.1
2006 Dez. - openSUSE 10.2
2007 Okt. - openSUSE 10.3

Weblinks

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