Another group sees the light, and finds out that people wearing a Red Hat rarely can compete with the RedHat eating Geeko Lizard
Hmmm, still nothing on SuSE corporate customers switching to Gentoo, so I think it was just a small outbreak here on AO, thank God.
The Lizard King
SuSE 9.1 is also out, and now that I'm broke from buying things on Mother's day, I'll hopefully have it soon. I work 3 days this week, and after I pay a few bills I should have enough for it.
When I do get SuSE Linux 9.1 I will a review of it for AO as soon as I use it a bit.
I think what I will do, is buy it when I can, then install it, read the manuals, and write a first impression review, and then use it for a few weeks, and give a better review. I'll try and post them at the same time so that I can put it in one thread, and give readers a good all around review.
I'm looking over SuSE 9.1 features and so on right now, and it seems that some things have changed a bit.
The personal edition now comes with a Live CD, which seems sort of neat.
And from what I'm reading, they are including the free version of Star Office 7 along with OpenOffice.Org.
Kernel 2.6 comes too, so hopefully this will spank Mandrake's punk ass and the "Mandrake 10" crap.
Another thing, the new KDE 3.2 is included, so it will be nice to try it out.
Also, if you have a 64 bit processor, a fully ported 64-bit version is available for the new AMD64® and the new Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology, AND, both versions come in one box.
Sounds good to me.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.
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
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
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
Umbrello - UML modeler, tool for drawing diagrams for
object-oriented software development. Import of C++, export to
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
Spellchecker - Now available for e-mail (in KMail) and web forms
Universal Sidebar - Navigation sidebar for the hierarchical display
of folder structures. Can now be displayed on the desktop without
the Konqueror file manager.GNOME 2.4:
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.
Sounds goodNew Software/Additional Software:
Rekall - Graphical database application, comparable to
Textmaker and Planmaker - Free versions of the Word and
Excel-compatible text processing and spreadsheet
applications from Softmaker, exclusively in SUSE LINUX