May 2004
UNIX Update;May2004, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that Novell has unveiled SUSE LINUX 9.1 Personal and SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional, the first complete commercial Linux products based on the 2.6 kernel, providing the only significant retail Linux products on the market. SUSE LINUX 9.1 will enable customers to take full advantage of Linux on both 32- and 64-bit platforms, and it includes the GNOME and KDE desktop interfaces for product flexibility and user choice. According to Markus Rex, general manager of SUSE LINUX for Novell, SUSE LINUX 9.1 brings the open source technology into a single, easy-to-use package for beginners and experienced Linux users. The 2.6 Linux kernel enables the efficient distribution of hardware resources, for example guaranteeing high-quality music and video performance even as other applications are started and run simultaneously. SUSE LINUX 9.1 Personal and Professional continue to contain a wide range of applications. Standard pieces includes Internet, e-mail, image, graphics, audio and video software. In addition to text processing, spreadsheet and drawing applications, the office package OpenOffice.org 1.1 offers a formula editor and an HTML editor. SUSE LINUX 9.1 Personal is the ideal solution for customers who want to use Linux exclusively on the desktop while SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional is a comprehensive Linux edition designed especially for end-users who require network or server functionality or who want to use Linux as a development platform.


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