The stable and secure core system of SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional features a number of major enhancements. For example, the new kernel 2.6 and the new KDE 3.2 provide quicker access to data. In addition to the SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional version for standard x86 PCs, a fully ported 64-bit version is available for the new AMD64® and the new Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology. Both versions are shipped in one box.
Apart from the well-known MS Office-compatible office suite OpenOffice.Org (free version of SUN StarOffice 7) SUSE LINUX Professional 9.1 delivers applications for the Internet, home networks, graphics and multimedia, a new personal information manager and the latest versions of programming tools and development environments for technicians and developers. For the first time, the box contains a database application with graphical menus.
IMPORTANT NEW FEATURES & BENEFITS
State-of-the-art operating system technology - provides improved performance, scalability, and memory management for many processes. Burning of CDs and DVDs and reading of audio CDs is greatly accelerated by new DMA modes for these tasks. Manual mounting is no longer necessary, as this is done automatically by submount.
The new, greatly improved version of the popular graphical desktop environment KDE. The system starts up even faster than previously, automatically plays inserted media (CD, DVD), and boasts many new features and applications:
Kontact - New personal information manager for KDE, similar to MS Outlook. Integrates mail, organizer, address book, and note pad. The e-mail program KMail is able to import mail folders from Outlook Express on the Windows partition. Moreover, the address book is capable of importing address books from MS Exchange.
Juk - New KDE music manager for the quick and smart management of extensive music archives.
KWallet - "Password safe" - used by many applications - securely manages your various passwords.
Kopete - Version 0.8 of the instant messenger, "understands" MSN, AIM, ICQ, IRC, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber. Communicate with all your "old" acquaintances from the respective services with Kopete.
KDevelop - Version 3.0 of the well-known development environment. With support for more than 15 programming languages, customizable layout, freely selectable editor component and separate class overview for C++, automatic code completion, syntax check during the input, and integrated debuggers.
Umbrello - UML modeler, tool for drawing diagrams for object-oriented software development. Import of C++, export to various languages.
Konqueror - New version of the KDE file manager and web browser. Enables import of Internet Explorer bookmarks, convenient browsing through image directories, network folders, and network services, ripping audio CDs, and viewing the content of digital cameras.
Quanta Plus - The HTML editor now features a wysiwyg editor component.
Spellchecker - Now available for e-mail (in KMail) and web forms (in Konqueror).
Universal Sidebar - Navigation sidebar for the hierarchical display of folder structures. Can now be displayed on the desktop without the Konqueror file manager.
New version of the alternative desktop environment GNOME with improved usability and new accessibility options for handicapped users, such as a screen reader with voice output or braille display output.
Optimum setup of heterogeneous home networks with Linux and Windows hosts. Enables the integration of Linux hosts in Windows domains and the connection to an active directory and single sign-on. Deleted client files can now be cached on the server side. The implementation of trust settings is possible. Hardware testing and consolidation is much easier due to the possibility of configuring virtual Samba servers.
The help function of YaST has been improved and the usability of many individual modules has been revised. A new module for ACPI enables the graphical configuration of individual ACPI power management settings.
New Software/Additional Software:
Rekall - Graphical database application, comparable to MS Access.
Textmaker and Planmaker - Free versions of the Word and Excel-compatible text processing and spreadsheet applications from Softmaker, exclusively in SUSE LINUX 9.1
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