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31st August 2005, 06:09 AM
I met someone who claims to be the namesake for SUSE. Yes, her name is Sue. Her brother was one of the original developers of SUSE, and when they were scratching for a name, he recommended hers! Interesting, yes? :cool:
31st August 2005, 10:03 AM
I doubt that. SUSE stands for "Software Und System Elektronik".
31st August 2005, 02:55 PM
SUSE Linux was originally based on Slackware Linux; In mid-1992, Softlanding Linux System (SLS) was founded by Peter McDonald, which was the first comprehensive distribution to contain elements such as X and TCP/IP. The Slackware distribution (maintained by Patrick Volkerding) was initially based in large parts on SLS.
S.u.S.E was founded in late 1992 as a UNIX consulting group, which among other things regularly released software packages that included SLS and Slackware, and printed UNIX/Linux manuals. They released the first CD version of SLS/Slackware in 1994, under the name S.u.S.E Linux 1.0. It later integrated with the Jurix distribution of Florian La Roche (also based on Slackware), to release the first really unique S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 in 1996.
The name "S.u.S.E.", later shortened to just "SuSE", was originally an acronym for the German phrase "Software- und System-Entwicklung" ("Software and system development"). The company is now simply called SUSE LINUX, and "SUSE" does not officially stand for anything any more.
Your friend making that one up..:p
generally it is mispronouced as "suzi" when it is actually pronounced "susa"
31st August 2005, 06:00 PM
Thanks much. It sounded a bit off to me.
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