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SUSE (pronounced /ˈsuːsə/[1], German: IPA: [ˈzuːzə]) is a major retail Linux distribution, produced in Germany and owned by Novell, Inc. SUSE is also a founding member of the Desktop Linux Consortium.
As of version 10.2 Alpha 3, the distribution is officially named openSUSE.
History
The SUSE Linux distribution was originally a German translation of Slackware Linux. The Slackware distribution (maintained by Patrick Volkerding) was initially based largely on SLS. In mid-1992, Softlanding Linux System (SLS) was founded by Peter MacDonald, and was the first comprehensive distribution to contain elements such as X …