SUSE Linux 7.0 Rated the Most Standard-Compliant Linux Distribution

October 19, 2000

SUSE Distribution Gets Highest Score

Oakland, CA

SUSE Linux 7.0 passed 238 of the 243 tests in the Linux Standards Board's Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (LSB-FHS2.1-1) test, making SUSE Linux 7.0 the most standards-compliant Linux distribution tested. Detailed results of the tests are available on

The LSB-FHS test suite is a test program that can be run on any Linux distribution. The goal is to test whether the distribution follows the FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard), which defines the directory structure, where configuration files and important binaries have to be located or exist.

"We are extremely pleased with these results, as they confirm the technical superiority we build into our distribution," began Volker Wiegand, president of SUSE Inc. "SUSE supports a common set of Linux standards and we build our distribution to comply as closely as possible to the standards set by the LSB." He continued, "In fact, by installing 6 more packages, we pass all but 5 tests - the very five that are currently being redefined by the FHS. SUSE is very proud of its high level of compliance with standards."

The FHS is a part of LSB (Linux Standard Base), a joint effort to create a standard between the various Linux distributions. SUSE is an active member and supporter of the LSB.

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