Novell have demonstrated the latest version
of their SUSE Linux Professional operating system at CeBIT. The new OS, which should be here by mid April
, is built upon the 2.6.11 kernel and offers support for the latest KDE 3.4 and GNOME 2.10 desktop environments. There is also a sneak preview of things to come with the XEN virtualization environment
. Additionally, there is also better Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection software, souped-up PDA and phone synchronization and enhanced Voice over IP support. Whether you have a regular 32-bit CPU, or an AMD Athlon 64, SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 will support your chip.
Here’s what you get: Multiple development Tools: Mono(R) 1.1.4; KDevelop 3.2; Eclipse 3.0.1; OS built upon the Linux kernel 2.6.11; Multiple intuitive desktop environments: Latest KDE 3.4 and GNOME* 2.10; Firefox 1.0 Web browser; e-mail and instant messaging clients (supporting AOL, Yahoo!, MSN, Novell, GroupWise, Instant Messenger); Office suite: OpenOffice.org 2.0 (works with Microsoft Office documents); F-Spot photo organizer, the GIMP 2.2 and Inkscape graphics programs, multimedia viewers; CD/DVD burners; Integrated firewall, spam blocker and virus scanner; Apache Web server, SAMBA, CUPS, DHCP, DNS and popular open source databases; Improved Wifi connections and Bluetooth devices, PDA and phone synchronization; Robust Virtualization; Voice over IP support.