S.u.S.E. Linux 6.1 [software]
5-CD-ROMs, including 450-page reference book and bootdisk, all device drivers
for supported hardware, and more than 50 new packages -- almost 1000 of the most
useful Linux applications! Still only $49.95.
SuSE Linux 6.1 is here -- and it includes version 2.2 of the Linux
kernel! Kernel 2.2, in development for 2-1/2 years, offers significant enhancements,
- Even faster kernel performance
- Much improved performance and support for Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP)
- Driver support for many more kinds of devices, especially
multimedia (video, digitizers, and sound)
- Support for more non-Intel processors and different workstations (e.g., Sparc)
SuSE Linux continues to offer improved desktop environments,
including the updated
KDE 1.1 and now GNOME 1.0:
- KDE (K Desktop Environment) is extended by several
interesting features. The disk navigator now allows direct,
menu-driven access to the complete file system;
the Window Manager functions can be executed using keyboard shortcuts; Mouse
key mapping is freely configurable; and you can display the menu bars of
the windows at the top edge of the screen, just as with MacOS.
- A popular alternative to KDE, GNOME 1.0 is on SuSE Linux!
It can also now be combined with any window
manager, including WindowMaker, icewm or
Enlightenment -- which are, of course, also part of SuSE Linux 6.1.
Need complete office applications?
SuSE Linux 6.1 includes both StarOffice 5 Personal Edition, a complete office package
which can be used free-of-charge for private
purposes, and the Personal Edition of Corel WordPerfect 8 as well.
Both allow you to import MS Office® files and other popular formats.
As for cross-platform compatibility, Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux uses
the same file format as Corel WordPerfect for Windows® 95, Windows NT®, Windows
3.1x and UNIX®.
New features (compared to SuSE Linux 6.0):
A detailed list of new features can be found on the page New features in SuSE Linux 6.1.
Here is a list of the major changes:
- Kernel 2.2.5
- XFree86TM 184.108.40.206
- Support for all 3Dfx cards:
- Voodoo I + II (accelerated)
- Voodoo Rush (accelerated)
- Voodoo Banshee / Voodoo III (beta)
- KDE 1.1 with koffice
- GNOME 1.0
- Ghostscript 5.10
- ijb (non-cacheing HTTP proxy server that filters contents as described in the configuration files)
- freeamp (MP3-Player)
- netbeans (Cross-plattform Java IDE, Demo)
- English installation, free package selection
- "susewm": tool to keep the window manager menus up-to-date with the actually installed software
- Rpm package format, sources in srpm-format
- Fulltext search in package descriptions
- View of package contents
- Package independent check of permissions and ownerships
- User and group administration
- Configuration of network printers
- Administration of multiple networks
- Extensive online help system in HTML
- Graphical desktop XFreeTM 220.127.116.11 (X11R6.3), easy to configure with SaX or XF86Setup
- Boot from CDROM - no boot floppy needed
- Tools for internet access (mail, news, WWW)
- Complete source code
- Emulations for: DOS, Atari ST, Amiga, C64, C128, VIC20, PET, ZX Spectrum, Gameboy, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari VCS2600, Coleco Vision, ZX81
- ... and much more!