SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

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SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

Postby 4D696B65 » 2018-07-02 18:29

British software company Micro Focus International has agreed to sell SUSE Linux and its associated software business to Swedish private equity group EQT Partners for $2.535 billion.


https://itsfoss.com/suse-eqt-acquisition/
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Re: SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-07-02 19:28

Frankly, I'm not surprised. I was expectiong one major open-source company to be sold after GitHub was aquired by Microsoft.
By the looks of it, SUSE has a rather rich history of reselling.
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Re: SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

Postby None1975 » 2018-07-03 13:22

There is nothing wonderful here. The capital always strives to expand, become bigger, hijack new markets, destroy competitors ...
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Re: SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

Postby CwF » 2018-07-03 17:16

hmmm. to a Swedish firm.

There is a large vacuum and desire in the EU for a "municipal" OS. I'm putting my bet this is the end market. Common individual users will either be a secondary market, or ignored. In the grand scheme, a good move that may succeed.
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Re: SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

Postby milomak » 2018-07-03 19:20

given it's red hat "origins", it's not too surprising really for me

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Re: SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-07-03 19:32

Sounds like a good investment.
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Re: SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

Postby HuangLao » 2018-07-03 21:29

milomak wrote:given it's red hat "origins", it's not too surprising really for me

my first linux distro. some v7.x



Ahem, SUSE started out as the German language version of Slackware. It is not nor ever has had RedHat origins. It uses .rpm but is not RedHat.

PS: I think this recent sale was about getting out from under Microsoft, as MicroFocus is very much controlled by Microsoft. Perhaps, SUSE can be independent again, they have not had this chance since the Novell/Microsoft screwups over 10 years ago.
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Re: SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

Postby milomak » 2018-07-03 21:46

HuangLao wrote:
milomak wrote:given it's red hat "origins", it's not too surprising really for me

my first linux distro. some v7.x



Ahem, SUSE started out as the German language version of Slackware. It is not nor ever has had RedHat origins. It uses .rpm but is not RedHat.

PS: I think this recent sale was about getting out from under Microsoft, as MicroFocus is very much controlled by Microsoft. Perhaps, SUSE can be independent again, they have not had this chance since the Novell/Microsoft screwups over 10 years ago.

yeah for some reason i mixed redhat and fedora and subbed suse for fedora

of course it went opensuse when novell came in. i remembered that there was a "commercial" leg from what suse was and misremembered which of the many distros i have used.
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