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Difference between OpenSUSE and Linux Mint

  • Last Updated : 13 Jul, 2020

1. OpenSUSE :
OpenSUSE is a Linux distribution developed by The openSUSE Project. It was initially released on October 2005. It was developed for creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators and it also provides a user-friendly environment and feature-rich server environment.

2. Linux Mint :
Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution developed and released by Clement Lefebvre. It was initially released on August 2006. It is based on Ubuntu or Debian. Linux Mint comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications and can provide full out-of-the-box multimedia support for those who choose to include some proprietary software, such as multimedia codecs.

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Difference between OpenSUSE and Linux Mint :

S.NO.OpenSUSELinux Mint
1.OpenSUSE is developed by The openSUSE Project.Linux Mint was developed and released by Clement Lefebvre.
2.It was initially released on October 6, 2005.  It was initially released on August 26, 2006.  
3.It is based on SUSE Linux Professional.It is based on Ubuntu or Debian.
4.It’s Default Desktop Environment is Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, LXQT.It’s Default Desktop Environment is Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce.
5.It’s Official Supported Architectures are amd64, ppc64 and arm64.It’s Official Supported Architectures are i386 and amd64.
6.OpenSUSE origin was in Germany.Linux Mint origin was in Ireland.
7.The package manager of OpenSUSE is the RPM Package Manager.The package manager of Linux Mint is Debian Package Manager.
8.It has a monolithic Kernel.It uses Cinnamon based kernel.
9. The openSUSE forum is
https://forums.opensuse.org/ 
The Linux Mint forum is
https://forums.linuxmint.com/
10.It has Rolling release update method.It uses type and level based update manager

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