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SUSE hits the big 2-0

Feb 07, 2012, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

" [ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

While Linux itself celebrated its twentieth anniversary in high style last year, 2012 will be the year of the lizard, as SUSE Linux steps up to celebrate two decades as the world's oldest commercial Linux entity...

But this relatively long existence almost didn't come to pass, as what began as S.u.S.E. GmbH in 1992 has undergone two major takeovers, a partnership with Microsoft that led to near-revolt in the Linux community, and a heretofore-unknown consideration by Red Hat to purchase the German Linux company just prior to the turn of the century.

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