SUSE Linux Pro-Office CD with StarOffice 6 Available June 24th

June 10, 2002

State-of-the-art Linux desktop technology on one CD

Oakland, CA

Today, SUSE Linux, the international Open Source technology leader and solutions provider, announced the release of Pro-Office CD. The Pro-Office CD features the latest version of Sun Microsystems' StarOffice, the newest edition of the ultimate desktop environment KDE 3.0.1, as well as important patches for the SUSE Linux 8.0 operating system. SUSE Linux users of can equip their home computers with state-of-the-art Linux desktop technology.

Powerful, Flexible All around Solution for the Office

StarOffice 6 comprises all vital office applications:

  • StarOffice Writer, the word processing application
  • StarOffice Calc, the spreadsheet application
  • StarOffice Impress, the presentation program
  • StarOffice Draw, the drawing program
  • StarOffice Base, the data organizer

Thanks to its intuitive menus and high level of user-friendliness, StarOffice 6.0 represents a powerful all around solution for the office and is fully compatible with other file formats. With StarOffice, it is easy to manipulate files created with Microsoft Office or Office XP applications and save them easily in their respective file format.

One of the new features in StarOffice 6.0 is the integrated support of TrueType fonts with adapted metrics. All document formatting is preserved, regardless of the application used. For finance and accounting, StarOffice Calc now offers a functionality corresponding to Microsoft Excel.

Speed and Efficiency - Success Factors in the Office

The default use of XML file formats for saving documents accelerates office operations. Contents generated with StarOffice can be ported without limitations to XML-enabled tools and applications. The compression method is also based on industry standards. Small file sizes guarantee moderate use of storage resources and short loading times.

Combined with the latest features of the desktop environment KDE 3.0.1 and the last Linux patches for SUSE Linux 8.0, SUSE Linux Pro-Office is a powerful office solution for PC users. SUSE Linux Pro-Office will be available June 24th, at SUSE web shop: Price USD 24.95.

About Novell
Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management (Novell® Nsure™), Web application development (Novell exteNd™) and cross-platform networking services (Novell Nterprise™), all supported by strategic consulting and professional services (Novell NgageSM). Active in the open source community with its Ximian and SUSE Linux brands, Novell is firmly committed to open source and offers comprehensive Linux products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server. Novell's vision of one Net - a world without information boundaries - helps customers realize the value of their information securely and economically. For more information, call Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272) or visit Press should visit

Novell is a registered trademarks; Nsure, exteNd and Nteprise are trademarks; and Ngage is a service mark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE Linux AG. * All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.