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PR: SuSE Releases Enterprise Server Update and Pro-Office CD

Jun 10, 2002, 20:22 (9 Talkback[s])

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Today, SuSE Linux, released an update for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7. The latest technology for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 is now available as FTP download or on CD, enabling companies to benefit of the latest innovations in Linux development.

Within the scope of the system maintenance of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, SuSE provides the following new features for the 32-bit architecture (x86) of AMD and Intel:

  • Optimized kernel 2.4.18 with support for Intel's new Foster hardware and many drivers for the latest RAID, SCSI, and network devices
  • Samba 2.2.4 with a central print spooling system for setting up a file and print server for Windows clients
  • As a file and print server, Netatalk 1.5.1.1 now also supports MAC OS X
  • Apache 1.3.24 with additional HTTP/web server functionalities
  • mtx tape driver enables backups with multiple tape drives
  • FreeSWAN 1.95 provides additional security

The company also announced the planned 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.

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.

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

Users of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 can receive the updates by way of a password-protected Internet area or on CD within the scope of the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server Update Service. Prices for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7, which include 12 months of system maintenance start at $599 US.

SuSE Linux Pro-Office will be available June 24th, at SuSE's web shop: store.suse.com for $24.95 US.

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