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What's a SUSE?

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Say what you will about Microsoft's products, one thing it does very well is the naming of parts. By adopting an almost childlike literalism, Microsoft makes it trivially easy to work out what its applications do. Free software, alas, takes a rather different approach.

Fedora: er, a hat, no? Ubuntu: an African word meaning 'Humanity to others', or 'I am what I am because of who we all are'; riiight. And as for openSUSE – what exactly *is* a SUSE?

Actually, it was originally written “SuSE”, and stood for “Software-und-System-Entwicklung” - “Software and System Development”. As one of its founders, Roland Dyroff, told me back in 2000:

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