Wednesday, 08 February 2012 10:34

SUSE set to mark two decades in business


SUSE Linux will this year mark 20 years since it was brought to life by three raw German graduates and a software engineer.

The four set up a company to offer UNIX advice and develop software. The name SuSE was an acronym for the German for software and systems development.

The company today announced that it would showcase major historical milestones and discuss plans for the future through a series of events that will include SUSECon 2012.

In 1994, the first version of SuSE was released 1.0; two years later came version 4.2, the first to be developed entirely by the company rather than merely translated.

Six years later, came SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, the first globally distributed, fully supported Linux server operating system for businesses.

In subsequent years, SUSE has released SUSE Studio for creation of custom images, SUSE Manager, a Linux server management solution, and its own verstion OpenStack, powered cloud infrastructure solution.

And, of course, one must not forget the community distribution OpenSUSE set up in 2005.

SUSE was bought by Novell in 2003 and the years that followed were not exactly the greatest in its history.

Now, back as an autonomous unit, and with one of its founders, Hubert Mantel, returning to the company, it will be looking to regain some of the glory it enjoyed when it was the most widely used GNU/Linux distribution in Europe.

Last year, Novell was purchased by Attachmate Corporation which took it private. SUSE now functions as an autonomous unit from Nuremberg.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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