SUSE (Software and System Entwicklung in German which translates to Software and System Development,” in English) Linux lies on top of Linux Kernel brought by Novell. SUSE comes in two different packages. One of them is called OpenSUSE, which is freely available (free as in speech as well as free as in wine). It is a community driven project packed with latest application support, the latest stable release of OpenSUSE Linux is 13.2.
Zypper is the command line interface of OpenSUSE’s ZYpp package manager for installing, removing and updating SUSE. ZYpp is the package management engine that powers both Zypper and YaST. Here in this article we will see Zypper in action—installing, updating, removing and doing every other thing a package manager can do.