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...SUSE releases its first standalone Linux .
1997: The GNOME desktop starts. It, along with KDE, will become one of Linux's two most important desktops.
1998: Microsoft starts to target Linux. Eric S. Raymond, an early Linux and open-source leader, reveals the so-called Halloween Documents, which reveals that Microsoft takes Linux seriously as an enemy and starts to formulate its anti-open-source and Linux campaigns.