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European Linux distributor SuSE will ship the next major release of its incarnation of the open source operating system on 3 April, the company said yesterday. SuSE Linux 6.4's USP is ease of installation. The company claims 6.4 will be the least fiddly version of the OS to install, thanks to its much-improved graphical installer application which now sports a sophisticated Plug'n'Play-style hardware detection and driver selection system. "This is by far the easiest Linux installation on the market," said SuSE's president, Stefan Wintermeyer. "Easier installation means that more users will be able to install Linux without technical support, further encouraging the adoption of Linux in the desktop market." Not that the server side is being ignored - SuSE 6.4 will ship with SuSE's Proxy Suite, including proxy servers and firewall applications, and a journaling filesystem, Reiser, which can be selected through the installer as an alternative to the standard Linux ext2 filesystem. SuSE 6.4 will also support systems with up to 3.5GB of RAM installed. The OS will ship with the latest version of Linux's X Window server, Xfree86 4.0, albeit as an option thanks to 4.0's "current instability". SuSE Linux 6.4 will ship on 3 April in Germany, and around 17 April in the US. The long-awaited PowerPC version, along with an Alpha release, is set to ship at the end of April. The six CD (or one DVD) box-set, which also includes 60 days' free tech support, will retail for around $50. ®

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