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LinuxPR: SuSE 7.2 Release Date Set

May 29, 2001, 16:52 (44 Talkback[s])
"Today, SuSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in Open Source, announced the availability of SuSE Linux 7.2 for June 15th. The latest version SuSE's popular Linux package comes with more convenience and performance for the deployment on desktops and servers. A new focus is set on Security and multimedia Entertainment.

The SuSE 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. 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.

Security issues are increasingly gaining importance for private users and professional users. When installing SuSE Linux 7.2, it offers the possibility of setting up a personal firewall with a mouse click. Anna Kournikova and other viruses are eliminated with AMaViS (A Mail Virus Scanner). AMaViS interacts with all common mail servers and is also suitable for use in companies. Sensitive information can be stored in encrypted form, e.g. on a laptop, preventing unauthorized disclosure even in the event of theft. This implementation is powered by the "loop back-mounted crypto file system", which provides unencrypted access to data only after successful authentication and subsequent mounting of the file system."

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