Enterprise Linux Log

Oct 4 2007   8:48AM GMT

openSUSE 10.3 now available


Novell today announced the availability of openSUSE 10.3.

Some of the enhancements were detailed by Novell in a press release today:

  • OpenOffice.org 2.3;
  • The latest versions of the GNOME and KDE desktop environments;
  • The latest version of AppArmor protects the Linux operating system and applications from attacks, viruses and malicious applications;
  • MP3 support out of the box for Banshee and Amarok; and,
  • The latest open source applications for developing applications, setting up a home network and running a Web server, as well as the latest virtualization software such as Xen 3.1 and VirtualBox 1.5.

In the release, Andreas Jaeger, director of the openSUSE project, said version 10.3 makes openSUSE the first Linux distribution to take full advantage of the “1-Click Install” option, which gives openSUSE 10.3 users access to more software packages residing on the openSUSE Build Service.

In a hat tip to the power of open source software development, the one-click install was contributed by a single openSUSE community member.

Availability and Pricing

OpenSUSE 10.3 is now available for free download at www.opensuse.org . The retail edition of openSUSE 10.3 is available on www.shopnovell.com as well as in select retail locations. It delivers the same packages as the downloadable version on an installable DVD for 32- and 64-bit architectures, and it is accompanied by a second DVD containing a large selection of additional software available at the release date.

Also included are a comprehensive user manual and 90 days of installation support, all for a suggested $59.95.

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