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EQT, the Swedish-based private equity firm, spun SUSE Europe's leading Linux distributor out on the Frankfurt Exchange, but its price didn't budge much from its initial offering price.
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I quote from the article: “This is nothing to sneeze at” and “this was no failure”. So it’s good!

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SUSE going public will be awful for the FLOSS and privacy/security conscious users. Mark my words.

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Two years ago, I was slightly shocked by the news that RedHat was acquired by IBM. An excellent move as is seems. What disappoints me is that SuSe was always second or third fiddle to RedHat. IMO they never differentiated enough.

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Do you also think it was good when you think about CentOS?

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I understand that some users may feel they have had something taken away from them, but the way I see it, CentOS is a community project that offered a free version of RHEL for those not wanting to pay for support.

If you’re a corporate user, you could pay for RHEL. For any other reason, be it your budget doesn’t allow or whatever, there are other options. If you use it for your containers, you can use CentOS Stream or Fedora, etc, run your tests to guarantee functionality, and ship.

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