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SUSE Releases SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition

The PowerPC Edition of Europe's bestseller Linux available in early April SUSE supplies the latest Linux operating system and more than 1,000 assorted applications for Mac users on 6 CDs.

Oakland, CA
March 29, 2001

The PowerPC Edition of Europe's bestseller Linux available in early April SUSE supplies the latest Linux operating system and more than 1,000 assorted applications for Mac users on 6 CDs. With SUSE optimized Kernel 2.4.2 SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition boasts a greatly enhanced USB support. SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition also features the support for the sound system ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) for PowerMacs. SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition (6 CDs, 500-page manual, 60 days installation support) will be available in early April directly from the manufacturer as well as from bookstores and software retailers. The recommended retail price is $49.95

Today, SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and provider of Open Source solutions, announced the upcoming release of SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition in early April. SuSE supplies the latest Linux operating system and more than 1,000 assorted applications for Mac users on 6 CDs. With SUSE optimized Kernel 2.4.2 SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition boasts a greatly enhanced USB support. SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition also features the support for the sound system ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) for PowerMacs.

SUSE proven administration and configuration tool YaST2 renders the installation procedure as mere child's play, even for newcomers. The automatic hardware detection and a selection of pre-installed configurations enable the setup of a complete SUSE Linux within 20 minutes. Handy for updates: individual packages can now be installed by means of the SUSE tool YOU (YaST Online Update).

The graphical user interface KDE 2.0.1, a powerful desktop for Linux and other Unix operating systems, sets high standards with respect to user-friendliness and functionality. XFree86 4.0.2 and SaX2, the expanded graphical configuration tool which ensures a simple and secure setup of supported graphics cards, is also a new feature. An improved version of MOL (Mac on Linux), the virtual machine used to start MacOS in Linux, complements the distribution. The range of supported IBM computers with PowerPC processors has been considerably enlarged. SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition now runs on IBM Power3 machines. The possibility to use up to 3 GB RAM and an expanded multi-processor support provided by Kernel 2.4 make SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition especially attractive for IBM pSeries 640. Thus, SuSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition is the first Linux solution that supports these computers "out of the box".

SUSE Linux 7.1 PowerPC Edition (6 CDs, 500-page manual, 60 days installation support) will be available in early April directly from the manufacturer as well as from bookstores and software retailers. The recommended retail price is USD 49.95.


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