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openSUSE (pronounced /ˌoʊpɛnˈsuːzə/) is a community project, sponsored by Novell and AMD, to develop and maintain a general purpose Linux distribution. After taking over SUSE Linux in January 2004, Novell decided to release the SUSE Linux Professional product as a 100% open source project, involving the community in the development process. The initial release was a beta version of SUSE Linux 10.0, and as of Janury 2016 the current stable release is openSUSE Leap 42.1
openSUSE 12.2 with KDE 4.8.4
|OS family||Unix-like (based on SUSE Linux)|
|Source model||Open source|
|Initial release||December 2006|
|Latest release||Leap 42.1 / November 4, 2015|
|Marketing target||Consumer, Small Business, Development, Developers|
|Available in||English, German, Russian, Italian, many others|
|Update method||ZYpp (YaST)|
|Package manager||RPM Package Manager|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|Default user interface||KDE Plasma Desktop|
|License||Free software licenses|
- CPU: Intel—Pentium 1-4 or Xeon; AMD—Duron, Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP, Athlon 64, Sempron or Opteron
- RAM: 256 MB minimum, 512 MB recommended
- Hard drive: 500 MB for minimal system; 3 GB recommended for standard system
Older processors that still belong to the i586 family can be used, for example the AMD K6/2. When extra language/translation files and documentation are removed and X is not needed, decent console-based router systems can be made using 300 MB disk space. Most console workloads also cope with 128 MB of RAM at the cost of increased swap activity in tight situations.
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- OpenSUSE 11.1: Hardware Requirements
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