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This page gives an introduction to SUSE and an overview of related articles. If your looking for OpenSUSE, please check here.

What is SUSE?

SUSE Linux is one of the oldest commercial Linux distributions around. The company is based in Nürnberg, Germany and started distributing Linux in 1994.

As Red Hat did before with Fedora, SUSE decided to open up their distribution into a community based branch in 2005 called OpenSUSE

For a more detailed description of SUSE and SUSE Linux, see and the SuSE home page

Frequently asked questions about SUSE Linux are answered in the SUSE FAQ.

SUSE hosts several mailing lists - an overview and subscription information is available from, the archive is located at

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