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SUSE's New Offering Targets Home, Early Adopters

Oct 01, 2003, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Greenemeier, Michael Y. Park)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for these links. ]

InformationWeek: SuSE Rolls Out 64-bit Linux For PCs

"SuSE Linux AG on Tuesday introduced the latest version of its open-source operating system, designed to take advantage of 64-bit PCs while still supporting 32-bit environments...

"SuSE Linux 9.0's greatest hope for sales could be its relationship with chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., which last week formally launched its 64-bit Athlon 64 PC processor, says Gregg Rosenberg, chief technology officer for Ricis Inc., a systems integrator and service provider specializing in Linux. 'We've had a lot of dialogue with architecture and engineering firms about 64-bit Linux on the desktop,' he says. 'But it's not going to have to be on everyone's desktop...'"

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NewsFactor: The Linux Cat in SuSE's Hat

"German company SuSE has announced an October 24th release date for its next-generation operating system for home users, part of what some analysts see as an 'end run' strategy to create a loyal grassroots base.

"SuSE is touting SuSE Linux 9.0 as the ideal bridge platform -- the operating system that finally will convince reluctant Microsoft Windows users to cross over to the open-source side of the software divide..."

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