[Smaug] That name 'SuSE' and how to pronounce it

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 13:13:49 PST 2009

For the open source version and Novell versions the only current way
to spell it is openSUSE and SUSE per Joe Brockmeier and per
www.novell.com.  It's a (c) product name now that has dropped it's
German origins and is properly now in all caps.

Disclaimer: I used to work for SuSE Linux Inc. in Oakland in 2001
before the Novell merger

Grant Bowman

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Peter Belew <peterbe at sonic.net> wrote:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SUSE_Linux_distributions#The_origins
>  The name "S.u.S.E" was originally a German acronym for "Software und System-Entwicklung", meaning "Software and systems development", a name not so original for a software company. However, the full name has never been used and the company has always been known as "S.u.S.E", later shortened to "SuSE" in October 1998. There is also an unofficial rumor that says the name is a tribute to the German scientist Konrad Zuse, one of the fathers of computer science who developed the first electronic computing machine in 1938, "SuSE" and "Zuse" sounding similar in German, with the exception of the initial consonant.
> So "SuSE" is pronounced like ZOO-suh. The two S-es are pronounced differently.
> "Zuse" is pronounced like TSOO-suh.

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