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|| ||"SuSE Linux Introduces New Linux Version for Home Users"|
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SuSE Linux Introduces New Linux Version for Home Users
Version 8.2 Professional and Personal now easier to use with
feature-rich applications and advanced mobility and multimedia
Nuremberg, Germany, March 12, 2003 - SuSE Linux today unveiled
its latest version of Europe's most popular, and the U.S.'s
fastest growing, Linux package - introducing an easy to use,
application rich desktop for home users.
Available from Mid-April, SuSE Linux 8.2 sets a new milestone for
ease of use - incorporating the latest version of KDE 3.1 -
giving home users who want the stability and security of Linux
easy transition from other platforms. Also, the wide variety of
the latest Linux tools and applications provide customers a
feature-rich and comprehensive Open Source operating system.
Desktop Comfort and Feature-Rich Applications for the Home PC
SuSE Linux 8.2 desktop features include:
·KDE 3.1 - which includes a new look -- eases Internet access
with a new tabbed browsing functionality and includes a
download manager that greatly simplifies downloading. The
scheduler application KOrganizer now supports Exchange 2000
servers, enabling customers to easily sync their KOrganizer
data with Exchange.
·GNOME 2.2 desktop - with improved usability and the
accounting application GNU Cash that includes the home
banking standard protocol HBCI.
Complete Office Solution
OpenOffice.org 1.0.2 delivers advanced word processing,
spreadsheet, and presentation tools, together with mature filter
functions for data exchange from/to various formats. Also
included are advanced fax and phone capabilities for ISDN cards--
incoming fax messages can be received by e-mail and calls can be
automatically received by e-mail as sound files.
Everything for Multimedia and Mobility
In addition to CD/DVD writing applications, sound mixing,
editing, and an integrated synthesizer, SuSE Linux 8.2 is the
first distribution to include MainActor, a professional video
editing application, enabling customers to compose and edit
digital movies. The KDE scanning application Kooka and the
commercial OCR tool Kadmos enable users to scan both printed and
hand-written texts into the word processing application.
With the comfortable and enhanced SuSE configuration profile
manager, notebook users, who commute between different locations,
can switch to the network and hardware configurations of every
office site and therefore, can use scanners and printers of the
respective location with a simple mouse click. Laptop users will
also value the improved wireless LAN support that can be easily
configured with SuSE's YaST2 tool (Yet another Setup tool).
Interesting for application developers and for quality assurance:
KDE's new "Desktop Sharing" allows remote control of the screens
of several network hosts across hardware borders.
Quick, Easy Installation
SuSE Linux 8.2's unique installation and configuration tool --
YaST2 -- gives users the fastest, most comprehensive and secure
set-up package in the industry - quickly and easily installing
the software, identifying hardware components, setting up user
administration, and configuring Internet access. The new SuSE
Watcher also automatically informs users about security-related
enhancements, enabling them to keep their systems always
Power for Experienced Linux Users - Protecting Data and Hosts
SuSE Linux 8.2 also delivers the most innovative Linux
technologies for experienced users. The SuSE-optimized kernel
2.4.20 -- with more than 1,200 drivers -- represents the latest
stage of Linux development, ensuring outstanding performance.
Version 4.3 of XFree86 supports even more graphics cards. SuSE
Linux 8.2 also includes a pre-release of gcc 3.3 and the latest
version of SunJava2 (1.4.1).
In version 8.2, SuSE again focused on protecting data and hosts.
Apart from proven tools such as SuSE Firewall 2 and a crypto file
system for protecting data in the event of theft, further
security enhancements include support of S/MIME standards for
e-mail encryption and the possibility to store folders in the
running system in a crypto file system without the need for a new
The KDE desktop security system Kiosk can be used to limit
individual configuration changes, thereby improving the
efficiency of the administration of multiple users.
Availability and Pricing
SuSE Linux 8.2 will be available from Mid-April at computer
retailers. The recommended retail price for SuSE Linux 8.2
Personal (3 CDs, User Guide, 60 days of installation support) is
EUR 49,90; the price for SuSE Linux 8.2 Professional (5 CDs, 2
DVDs, User Guide + Administration Guide, 90 days of installation
support) is EUR 89,90.
About SuSE Linux
SuSE Linux is one of the world's leading providers of products
and services, based on the Linux operating system. In addition to
the operating system and application software for private
customers, SuSE offers software solutions and complete systems
for the use of Linux in the enterprise. SuSE supports enterprise
customers with a comprehensive range of qualified consulting,
training, and support services. Hosting the world's largest
development team for Open Source solutions, SuSE Linux shares its
unique project and support information online, in the largest
existing Linux knowledge database. Further information on SuSE
Linux can be found at http://www.suse.de/en/
SuSE Linux AG
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