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Linux Pioneer SUSE Marks 25 Years In the Field (itwire.com) 54

troublemaker_23 shares an article from ITWire: The Germany-based SUSE Linux marked a milestone last week: on Friday, September 2, the company turned 25, a remarkable achievement in an industry where the remains of software companies litter the landscape around the world... SUSE was formed in 1992 by three university students -- Hubert Mantel, Roland Dyroff, and Burchard Steinbild. The fourth man in the equation was software engineer Thomas Fehr. They had a simple objective: to build software and deliver UNIX support. Linux had been around for a little more than a year at that point and they decided to use it... The name S.u.S.E is a German acronym and means "Software und System-Entwicklung", or "Software and systems development". The name was later changed to SuSE and some years on became SUSE...

Like other open source outfits, SUSE has widened its services and now not only provides an enterprise Linux distribution but has a well developed software-defined storage product and one for a container-as-a-service option. It also caters to those seeking cloud options and does more than its fair share in contributing to upstream FOSS projects. Along the way, it has spawned a top-notch community distribution, openSUSE, which is run by an autonomous board led by the ebullient British developer Richard Brown.

S.u.S.E Linux was one of the first distros, arriving in 1994 after Soft Landing Systems Linux (in mid-1992) and Slackware.
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Linux Pioneer SUSE Marks 25 Years In the Field

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  • I used to love SuSE for its ability to manage dependencies, especially circular dependencies. These used to drive mu nuts on RedHat.

    To "resolve" them, I often used to "force install" them, ruining my system in the process. I understand things have since changed [for the better], right?

    • by aliquis ( 678370 )

      To "resolve" them, I often used to "force install" them, ruining my system in the process. I understand things have since changed [for the better], right?

      Yeah. Now we use Windows 10!

  • Linux pioneer SUSE marks 25 years in the field

    Shit, I'm old.

  • Back when Linux distributions were sold in stores, I bought a boxed version of SuSE from Best Buy for $35. I installed Postfix, but everytime I did an update Postfix was replaced by Sendmail. Very annoying. So I sold it on Ebay (yes, forreal!) for $10 or so. Those were the days...

  • Whatever happened to then?

  • Was my first Linux distribution with a 0.97 kernel. Good times.

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