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IT-Director: Linux Gets Even More Friendly

Mar 22, 2002, 10:54 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mad Hatter)

"It is difficult to keep some things out of the news. For example, legal cases against large software companies and developments in the area of storage management have crossed the electronic wires in ever increasing numbers.

"To a large degree these illustrate typical examples of the effect of modern commerce and marketing. The one area of news that, to a degree at least, derives from a subtly different background is to be found in developments arising from the open source community. Latest to make the news are new releases of the well-known SuSE and MandrakeSoft Linux distributions.

"Alongside Red Hat, German company SuSE is one of a small number of Linux suppliers that have a relatively high profile outside of the open source community. News is now reaching the streets regarding the company's new Linux 8.0 release; the follow up to last years SuSE 7.3. It is reported that version 8.0 will include the use of the KDE 3.0 interface designed to bring a Windows or Mac OSX graphical interface to Linux. KDE 3.0 is itself still undergoing rapid development..."

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