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SUSE Linux Professional

Current Version: 9.3
Editions: Professional, Live Eval, FTP
Features:, KDE 3.4, Gnome 2.10, X.Org 6.8.2, Xen, 2.0
Package management system: SUSE's native RPM-based software management is done through YAST (Yet Another Setup Tool).
Website: Novell SUSE Linux (
User opinion:

For those of you who didn't know this particular chunk of distro trivia, SUSE used to stand for 'System und Software Entwicklung'. Entwicklung is German for 'development'. SUSE used to be written S.u.S.E to represent the fact that it actually meant something, but it's now just SuSE and doesn't mean anything any more (or so we're told).

English people are notorious for pronouncing SUSE 'incorrectly', with the most common variants being 'sooz' (rhymes with lose), 'soose' (rhymes with loose) or 'suzy' (rhymes floozie). It's supposed to be pronounced 'SUE-zuh' (rhymes with User (though not with any regional inflection) or Lollapalooza), which is a peculiarity in itself - usually people are allowed to pronounce things as they wish, but people who pronounce SuSE the non-German way are often corrected. Anyone know why it is we care so much about sue-zuh?

It seems that there's quite some debate about the correct pronunciation of SUSE. In English 'received pronunciation', 'sue' is pronounced differently to 'soo', instead being closer to 'syoo'. SuSE is definitely not pronounced Syoozuh. Long live soo-zuh.

Novell completed the aquisition of SUSE Linux on 13 January 2004 - Novell Completes Acquisition of SUSE LINUX ( Since then Novell SUSE LINUX Professional has remained a cutting edge distribution incorporating new technologies rapidly. Paid versions with installation support and documentation continue to be released every six months with a free downloadable version available 3 - 4 months later.

Novell also produce other version of Linux including Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9 (, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 ( and NovellĀ® Open Enterprise Server (
--ollie 09:19, 30 Aug 2005 (BST)