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  • 1992-2000 The Pioneering Years
  • 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)
  • 1992 SLS is released. It's the first comprehensive Linux distribution
  • 1994 Linux 1.0.0 released supporting single-processor i386-based computer systems
  • 1994 S.u.S.E. Linux 1.0
  • 1996 Linux 2 released supporting multiple processors in a single system
  • 1996 SUSE Linux 4.2, the first true SUSE distribution
  • 1997 SUSE becomes Europe's leading Linux distribution
  • 1997 SUSE enters North America market
  • 1999 IBM, SAP and Oracle partnerships announced
  • 1999 SUSE enters Asia Pacific market
  • 1999 SUSE develops YaST, a unique, popular graphical installation and configuration framework
  • 2000 First Enterprise Linux released: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (for IBM S/390)
  • 2000 SUSE starts helping AMD port Linux to x86-64 architecture
  • 2001-2009 Building a Strong Ecosystem
  • 2001 SUSE Enterprise Linux Server released for x86
  • 2002 Key partnerships, including Intel, AMD, HP and Fujitsu
  • 2003 SUSE Linux Desktop for business
  • 2003 Acquisition by Novell (completed 2004)
  • 2004 openSUSE® launched
  • 2006 Microsoft and SUSE announce interoperability agreement.
  • 2006 SUSE offers first Enterprise virtualization technology integration for Linux (Xen)
  • 2007 SUSE Linux Enterprise 10
  • 2009 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 released with KVM
  • 2009 SUSE Studio™
  • 2010-Present Enabling an Always Open Data Center
  • 2010 VMware partnership announced
  • 2010 SUSE Linux Enterprise available on Amazon EC2
  • 2011 Linux 3.0
  • 2011 The Attachmate Group merger
  • 2011 SUSE selected for use with SAP HANA
  • 2012 20th anniversary, first annual SUSECON™
  • 2012 SUSE Linux Enterprise available on Windows Azure.
  • 2012 SUSE’s Alan Clark elected Chairman of the OpenStack Foundation Board
  • 2014 SUSE joins the Micro Focus Group
  • 2015 SUSE joins Cloud Foundry
  • 2016 SUSE CEO joins Micro Focus board