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Quick Change in CEOs at SUSE Linux

The change at SUSE comes only months after it regained its independence after 16 years of being controlled by other companies — starting with a controversial ownership by now-defunct Novell and ending when the Sweden-based private equity firm, EQT, bought it from UK-based Micro Focus for $2.5 billion in a deal that closed in March. Micro Focus had acquired the company in 2014 as part of its acquisition of Attachmate, which had taken ownership of SUSE when it acquired Novell.