The new policy gives 7 year support lifecycles to Novell’s OS products including SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.
NOVELL: Product Support Lifecycle
“Novell’s Product Support Lifecycle provides consistent and predictable support availability guidelines, allowing you to effectively plan and manage your support needs. This lifecycle model took effect on 3 August 2005 and applies to most products currently available on Novell’s price list. To verify the lifecycle dates for a specific product, search in the “support status by product” tool on the right column of this page.“