Novell Unveils New Linux Version - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News
News
9/7/2005
01:48 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Using Cyber Threat Intelligence Wisely
Aug 23, 2017
A wide range of threat intelligence feeds and services have cropped up keep IT organizations up to ...Read More>>

Novell Unveils New Linux Version

Users can install the new system either as a replacement for Windows or alongside it, the company says.

Novell on Wednesday announced that the newest production version of its flagship Linux distribution, SuSE Linux, would ship in early October.

SuSE Linux 10.0 is also the first distribution from Novell since the company launched its openSuSE project, an attempt to bring in volunteer developer input akin to what takes place on, say, Firefox development. SuSE Linux 10.0 includes code changes and bug fixes "initiated with developer input from across the worldwide Linux community," said Novell in a statement.

The SuSE 10.0 desktop features the popular Firefox browser, e-mail and instant messaging clients, security tools like spam blockers and an integrated firewall, a desktop search engine, and the OpenOffice.org 2.0 business suite, which isn't yet finalized.

Among the features Novell's touting to current Windows users is the ability to install 10.0 as either a replacement for Windows or as a second OS alongside Windows. In the latter, SuSE 10.0 works in trial style, and doesn't disturb any existing software, including Windows, on the PC.

When it lands in retail and is available for download, SuSE Linux 10.0 will be priced at $59. Currently, SuSE Linux Professional 9.3 sells for $100.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll