July 14th, 2006 by Keith

SUSE Linux now known as openSUSE

Posted in Linux, Site News


As SUSE announced the release of SUSE Linux 10.2, codename “Basilisk Lizard”, Alpha 2, the Linux distribution, previously known as SUSE Linux, is also official declared to have it renamed to openSUSE.

As there has always been confusion internally and externally between the project openSUSE and the distribution created from there, the new introduction of this naming of the Linux software in the upcoming community or consumer version of the distribution be named as openSUSE 10.2.

SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 2 did not have many real major updates, but some minor changes are noted, with some listed below:


  • * KOffice 1.5.2
  • * Poppler 0.5.3
  • * ALSA 1.0.12rc1
  • * OpenOffice 2.0.3rc7
  • * freetype 2.2.1

Development packages

  • * GCC 4.1.2 pre-release
  • * Autoconf 2.60
  • * gdb 6.5


  • * enable MALLOC_PERTURB_ and MALLOC_CHECK_ for hardcore malloc debugging and failure.
  • * Various package updates
  • * Lots of Bugfixes
  • * MIT kerberos 1.5
  • * coreutils 5.97
  • * gphoto 2.2.0

More information can be found at the Release Announcement page. In addition, you can get hold of the latest Alpha 2 version of openSUSE 10.2 here.

One Response to “SUSE Linux now known as openSUSE”

  1. OpenSUSE 10.2 Alpha 3 » SoftSift Says:

    [...] Just a month after SUSE announced the change of the project name to openSUSE, the next alpha release of openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 3 is now released. The codename of openSUSE 10.2 is “Basilisk Lizard“. [...]

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