Open-source infrastructure and application delivery vendor Suse — the company behind one of the oldest Linux distributions — today announced that it is once again an independent company. The company today finalized its $2.5 billion acquisition by growth investor EQT from Micro Focus, which itself had acquired it back in 2014.
I only remember using SUSE well over 15 years ago, and lost track of it after Ubuntu came onto the scene. Good news, though – I prefer open source companies to be independent. It seems to fit their nature better.
I have stopped using SUSE(directly) when they’ve EOL’d their partnership with VMware. You could deploy a SUSE VM and get support through VMware, and that was great. Indirectly, all VMware appliances are still SUSE-based.
Let’s hope this independence will bring that parnership up and running again 🙂
OpenSUSE is my favorite Linux distro (Though, it’s been a while since I’ve run Linux on m daily driver). They’ve always got the best KDE setup.