SUSE Enterprise Linux Now Has up to 13 Years of Support
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SUSE is expanding the support on its flagship Linux distribution from 10 years to 13 years. The enterprise Linux vendor is also expanding its partnership efforts with Microsoft as well as its ecosystem efforts to improve Linux drivers.
Nils Brauckmann, president and general manager for SUSE, announced the new longer-term support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) during the SUSECon event held this week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. During the event, Brauckmann announced the support term extension for SLES 11, which had previously been seven years of standard support, with an additional three years of extended support. SLES 11 will now have 10 years of standard support, with three years of extended support for customers who pay for the extra support. SUSE calls the extra three years of support Long Term Service Pack Support (LTSS).