SuSE Linux today unveiled the latest version of its Linux package – introducing an easy to use, application rich desktop for home users. Available April 14, SuSE Linux 8.2, sets a new milestone for ease of use – incorporating the latest versions of KDE 3.1 and Gnome 2.2. From the press release:
“Additionally to OOo 1.0.2, CD/DVD writing applications, sound mixing, editing, and an integrated synthesizer, SuSE Linux 8.2 is the first distribution to include MainActor, a professional video editing application, enabling customers to compose and edit digital movies. The KDE scanning application Kooka and the commercial OCR tool Kadmos enable users to scan both printed and hand-written texts into the word processing application.
With the comfortable and enhanced SuSE configuration profile manager, notebook users, who commute between different locations, can switch to the network and hardware configurations of every office site and therefore, can use scanners and printers of the respective location with a simple mouse click. Laptop users will also value the improved wireless LAN support that can be easily configured with SuSE’s YaST2 tool (Yet another Setup tool).
On April 14, SuSE Linux 8.2 will be available directly from the manufacturer via www.suse.com and at computer retailers. The recommended retail price for SuSE Linux 8.2 Personal (3 CDs, User Guide, 60 days of installation support) is $39.95; the price for SuSE Linux 8.2 Professional (5 CDs, 2 DVDs, User Guide + Administration Guide, 90 days of installation support) is $79.95.