| Founded:||January 2004 (edit)|
|Release Date:||November 4, 2014 (edit)|
|Next Release:||42.1 (edit)|
|Platform(s):||i586, x86-64, PowerPC (edit)|
|Packaging:||RPM, YMP (edit)|
|Interface(s):||KDE (default), GNOME, Xfce (edit)|
|Derivative of:||Independent (edit)|
|Home Page:||http://www.opensuse.org/ (edit)|
The openSUSE project is a community program sponsored by Novell. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, openSUSE.org provides free, easy access to the world's most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. The openSUSE project gives Linux developers and enthusiasts everything they need to get started with Linux.
The goals of the openSUSE project are:
- Make openSUSE the easiest Linux distribution for anyone to obtain and the most widely used open source platform.
- Provide an environment for open source collaboration that makes openSUSE the world's best Linux distribution for new and experienced Linux users.
- Dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging processes to make openSUSE the platform of choice for Linux coders/programmers and application developers.
Powered by Novell
Many schools use Novell, and it is one of the most widely trusted computer software companies in the U.s. since the 1980s. Currently, Novell still owns openSUSE and it's trademark while giving the rights to any user to modify the code in the software because of the Novell logo down at the bottom of the openSUSE homepage.
Novell is also the owner of ZenWorks, a user database program for large computer networks running Windows XP. Windows XP doesn't have the software bundled with it, but administrators can download and install it from any location within the network administration account.