SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in Open Source operating system software, delivered its initial shipment of SUSE Linux 7.2 Professional as well as the Personal version to customers today. The latest version of SUSE popular Linux package comes with more convenience and performance for deployment on desktops and servers. Building on SUSEsuccessful launch of 7.1, the newest release highlights increased security and extensive multimedia entertainment features.
The SUSE 7.2 Desktop, based on the graphical user interface KDE 2.1.2, boasts numerous improvements: "Konqueror" combines all features of a web browser and file manager into one single tool. Now Konqueror supports all common web formats, as well as Netscape Communicator plug-ins for displaying flash, RealAudio, and Real Video media.
SSL (Secure Socket Layer) constitutes a secure basis for banking transactions in Linux. In addition, KDE 2.1.2 is a useful tool to perform user-, group-, and company-specific configuration settings. When a new desktop look is desired, one of fourteen full-fledged desktop styles can be selected with a button-click. GTK themes (Gimp Toolkit) and designs of the latest GNOME desktop version 1.4 can also be integrated by choice.
SUSE Linux 7.2 for IA32 will be available directly from the manufacturer as well as from bookstores and software retailers. The recommended retail price is $29.95 for SUSE Linux 7.2 Personal (3 CDs, 3 manuals, 60 days of installation support) and $69.95 for SUSE Linux 7.2 Professional (7 CDs, 1 DVD, 5 manuals, 90 days of installation support).
SUSE Linux 7.2 for IA 64 to be shipped in two weeks:
The port of SUSE Linux 7.2 to Intel's 64-bit architecture emphasizes SUSE as a leading provider of server solutions for the most demanding enterprise clients worldwide would be available to the customers in two weeks.
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