Major openSUSE update is a faster, easier to use Linux distribution
The openSUSE® Project, a worldwide project sponsored by Novell®, today announced that openSUSE 11.0 is immediately available for download at openSUSE.org. openSUSE 11.0 is the latest release of the community Linux* distribution, and a major update over the previous release with more than 200 new features specific to openSUSE and hundreds of application updates. openSUSE 11.0 includes everything you need to get started with Linux on the desktop and server. The openSUSE distribution provides the foundation for Novell's award-winning SUSE® Linux Enterprise products.
"openSUSE 11.0 is a really exciting and groundbreaking release, perfect for Linux enthusiasts and developers, as well as users who are new to Linux," said Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, openSUSE community manager. "The openSUSE Project contributors, inside and outside of Novell, have worked very hard on 11.0, and should be very proud of this release. It sets the bar for what a Linux distribution should be."
"I am really proud to see the release of openSUSE 11.0, particularly when I think of how the openSUSE community has helped to shape this release," said Andreas Jaeger, chairman of the openSUSE Project Board. "openSUSE 11.0 is a true reflection of the community that discussed, tested, developed, translated and promoted it."
A window into the development of Novell's enterprise Linux products, openSUSE serves as the foundation for the SUSE Linux Enterprise line of operating systems. The improvements and enhancements featured in openSUSE 11.0 will help shape the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 technology to be released by Novell next year.
"The openSUSE Project is an important part of Novell's Linux strategy and is one of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to the open source community," said Roger Levy, senior vice president and general manager for Open Platform Solutions at Novell. "We appreciate the dedication and contributions of the openSUSE community of developers. openSUSE serves as the foundation for our enterprise products and gives Novell an important opportunity to work closely with the community."
Users who wish to have installation support, physical media and a startup guide can choose to purchase the openSUSE 11.0 retail box from Novell. Those who purchase the retail box receive 90 days of installation support, openSUSE 11.0 on DVD, and a printed manual that will help them get started using Linux.
The openSUSE Project brings together community contributors and more than one million users from around the world to promote Linux and make Linux easy to get and use, for anyone.
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