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SUSE Linux Offers KDE2 Download

Today, SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in open source operating system (OS), announced the availability for download of the latest version of the Linux desktop KDE.

Nuremberg, Germany
October 25, 2000

Today, SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in open source operating system (OS), announced the availability for download of the latest version of the Linux desktop KDE. SUSE also announced the forthcoming release of an update package for KDE 2.0.

KDE 2.0, named "Kopernicus", is a further step in the development of Linux and UNIX desktop environments. This highly anticipated release follows the award-winning KDE 1 series that culminated in the release of KDE 1.1.2 more than a year ago. Kopernicus is the result of work by several hundred software engineers from more than 30 countries who are dedicated to the development of free software.

KDE 2.0 for SUSE Linux is now available for download at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/.

"We think that current KDE users will be pleasantly surprised with the remarkable improvements we have achieved," explained Matthias Ettrich, founder of the KDE project. "KDE 2 offers the desktop user the benefit of standards compliance and an array of new technologies, from Konqueror, a fully-featured Web browser and file manager, to KOffice, an integrated office suite".

"SUSE Linux views KDE 2 as one of the key milestones to vault Linux to the same landslide success on the desktop that it already has in the server space," added Dirk Hohndel, CTO of SUSE AG. "We are excited to be able to offer KDE 2.0 as the default desktop with our next version of the SUSE Linux OS. I am confident that third party developers will realize the enormous potential KDE 2 offers and will migrate their applications to Linux/KDE."

Further information about downloading and installing KDE2 on SUSE Linux can be found within our download area.


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