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Difference between OpenSUSE and Ubuntu

  • 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. Ubuntu :
Ubuntu is a Linux based Operating System and was developed by a team “Canonical” lead by Mark Shuttleworth. It belongs to the Debian family of Linux. It is open-source and it is freely available for use. The term “ubuntu” is derived from an African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. The Chinese version of Ubuntu is used for running the world’s fastest supercomputer. Google’s self-driving car uses the stripped version of ubuntu.

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Difference between OpenSUSE and Ubuntu :

S.No.OpenSUSEUbuntu
1.OpenSUSE is developed by The openSUSE Project.Ubuntu is developed by Canonical.
2.It is based on SUSE Linux Professional.It is a Debian based OS.
3.It was initially released on October 2005.It was initially released in October 2004.
4.It’s Default Desktop Environment is Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, LXQT.It’s Default Desktop Environment is GNOME.
5.It’s Official Supported Architectures are amd64, ppc64, arm64.It’s Official Supported Architectures is amd64.
6.OpenSUSE origin was in Germany.Ubuntu origin was in the Isle of Man.
7.Its package manager is the RPM Package Manager.Its package manager is Debian Package Manager, Snap Daemon.
8.It has monolithic Kernel.It uses canonical based Kernel.
9. The openSUSE forum is
https://forums.opensuse.org/ 
The ubuntu discussion forum is
https://ubuntuforums.org/ 
10. It has Rolling release update method.It comes in different flavors like.

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