Feeds

SuSE Linux 6.4 to ship 3 April

Easiest Linux to install - ever, claims company

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

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. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Hey, Scots. Microsoft's Bing thinks you'll vote NO to independence
World's top Google-finding website calls it for the UK
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics
You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al?
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.