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IrishDev: Novell Renames Community Linux Distribution 'openSUSE'

Aug 10, 2006, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])


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"Novell today announced simplified branding to make it even easier for customers to identify the right Linux product for their needs. SUSE Linux, Novell's award-winning community Linux distribution, will now be known as 'openSUSE,' echoing the name of the Novell-sponsored open source Linux project, openSUSE.org. Novell's enterprise Linux products will continue to be designated 'SUSE Linux Enterprise.'

"An end-user-oriented distribution that Novell makes available to Linux users everywhere via free download and free redistribution, openSUSE is not intended for business deployments but provides Linux enthusiasts and corporate evaluators with an excellent first look at the latest Linux and other open source technologies. Technologies previewed in openSUSE, when refined and fully supported, may appear in future Novell enterprise Linux offerings. The current version is 10.1, and openSUSE 10.2 is scheduled to ship in late 2006..."

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