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openSUSE 11.2, KDE
|Company / developer||Novell|
|Source model||Open Source|
|Initial release||March 1994 (age 18–19)|
|Latest stable release||12.2 / 5 September 2012|
|Latest unstable release||12.3 Milestone1 / 8 November 2012|
|Package manager||RPM Package Manager|
|Supported platforms||x86, x64, PowerPC|
|Kernel type||Monolithic kernel, Linux|
|Default user interface||GNOME/KDE|
|License||GPL and others|
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 October 2007 the current stable release is openSUSE 11.0.
System requirements [change]
- 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 at the cost of increased swap activity in tight situations.
- openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 1 is Ready for You!
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- OpenSUSE 11.1: Hardware Requirements
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