SuSE Linux releases version 7.0 Professional and Personal

SuSE Linux has announced the release of SuSE Linux version 7.0 Professional and Personal. Version 7.0 Professional offers experienced users all the proven Linux features for use as a server operating system and version 7.0 Personal is tailored for new Linux users and desktop users. SuSE Linux 7.0 Professional provides IT professionals and ambitious home users with a popular, comprehensive collection of more than 1500 updated Linux tools and software packages. The user is provided with six CD-ROMs and one DVD for installation purposes.

Users will also receive additional software packages on the DVD which exceed the scope of the six CD-ROMs. Intranet and Internet solutions can be realised with 7.0 Professional, just as heterogeneous networks can be connected and protected. Professional users are offered all the necessary tools to enable them to use the Web, proxy, mail and news servers under Linux. Proven as a file and print server, 7.0 Professional is also an ideal server system for very large and complex database applications thanks to an enhanced raw device support and 4 GB main memory addressing. The optimised support for fully automated installation and SuSE's new ALICE tool (Automatic Linux Installation and Configuration Environment), allow efficient configuration management for computer networks. StarOffice 5.2 is a complete office package, including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation and with a revised import and export filter, smooth data exchange is possible with other office applications. SuSE Linux AG, headquartered in Germany, and SuSE Linux Ltd., based in London, are privately held companies focused entirely on supporting the Linux community and Open Source development. More than 50,000 business customers use SuSE Linux worldwide due to its stability and high quality.