About SUSE

Founded in 1992, SUSE is the world’s first provider of an Enterprise Linux distribution.

Today, thousands of businesses worldwide rely on SUSE for their mission-critical computing and IT management needs.

  • 2020
  • 2019
     
    Partnership with EQT sees SUSE become largest independent, open source software company.
  • 2018
  • SUSE Cloud Application Platform Certified by Cloud Foundry.
     
  • 2017
  • SUSE acquires openATTIC Storage Management assets.
     
  • 2016
     
    SUSE CEO joins Micro Focus board.
  • SUSE joins Cloud Foundry.
     
  • 2015
  • SUSE Manager released.
     
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    SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 released.
  • 2014
    SUSE joins the Micro Focus Group.
     
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    SUSECON™ launched in North America
  • 2012
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    SUSE Linux Enterprise available on Amazon EC2.
  • 2010
    VMware partnership announced.
     
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    SUSE Studio™
  • 2009
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 released with KVM.
     
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    openSUSE launches Tumbleweed.
  • 2007
    SUSE Linux Enterprise 10
     
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    SUSE offers first Enterprise virtualization technology integration for Linux (Xen).
  • 2006
    Microsoft and SUSE announce interoperability agreement.
     
  • 2004
     
    openSUSE® launched.
  • Acquisition by Novell (completed 2004).
     
  • 2003
     
    SUSE Linux Desktop for business.
  • 2002
    Key partnerships, including Intel, AMD, HP and Fujitsu.
     
  • 2001
     
    SUSE Enterprise Linux Server released for x86.
  • SUSE starts helping AMD port Linux to x86-64 architecture.
     
  • 2000
     
    First Enterprise Linux released: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (for IBM S/390).
  • SUSE develops YaST, a unique, popular graphical installation and configuration framework.
     
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    SUSE enters Asia Pacific market.
  • 1999
    IBM, SAP and Oracle partnerships announced.
     
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    SUSE enters North America market.
  • 1997
    SUSE becomes Europe's leading Linux distribution.
     
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    SUSE Linux 4.2, the first true SUSE distribution.
  • 1996
    Linux 2 released supporting multiple processors in a single system.
     
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    S.u.S.E. Linux 1.0
  • 1994
    Linux 1.0.0 released supporting single-processor i386-based computer systems.
     
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    SLS is released. It's the first comprehensive Linux distribution.
  • 1992
    Roland Dyroff, Thomas Fehr, Burchard Steinbild and Hubert Mantel found S.u.S.E., a German acronym for "Software und System-Entwicklung" (software and systems development).