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Suse 10.1 (Linux)

by SuSE
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • AppArmor 2.0 and Firefox 1.5
  • OpenOffice.org 2.0
  • Beagle and Photo tools
  • VoIP and Easy wireless networking
  • GIMP 2.2 and Xen 3 virtualisation
  • Mono and Security tools
  • Bluetooth
  • Apache, CUPS, MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Commercial Software
  • Xgl 3D desktop acceleration

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Linux
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

  • Item Weight: 558 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: 158298302X
  • Release Date: 26 May 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,599 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

SUSE Linux 10.1 includes all of the latest desktop-productivity tools to help you with your most common home-computing tasks. Whether it's instant messaging and communicating with friends, creating and designing graphics or organizing digital picture and music files, you'll find what you need on our complete, easy-to-use desktop. To make finding things even easier, we've included the newest preview of the latest Linux desktop search technology: Beagle, the powerful new open source search engine that puts all of the content in your personal information space at your fingertips. Plus, to keep your desktop secure, SUSE Linux includes powerful built-in tools for spam blocking and virus scanning.

Internet and Messaging:
SUSE Linux has everything you need for effortless browsing and communication. Enjoy safe, secure, seamless Web browsing with Mozilla Firefox. With features like popup blocking, tabbed browsing, live bookmarks, endless customisation choices and much more, it's no wonder that it's the world's most popular open source browser. For calendaring and e-mail, Novell Evolution and Kontact provide easy-to-use choices. Even chatting is easier with Gaim and Kopete, which let you chat with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, IRC, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, and many other popular chat services—all from a single application.

Home Office and Productivity:
Working on Linux is no problem, thanks to OpenOffice.org 2.0. It's a powerful productivity suite that includes everything you need. You can read and create documents, spreadsheets and graphical presentations that you can exchange with your colleagues and friends who still use Microsoft Windows. Adobe Reader 7 for Linux is also included, giving you quick and easy access to .PDF documents. SUSE Linux 10.1 also includes a preview of Beagle, new desktop search technology that you can use to quickly locate and display files, Gaim chats, Novell Evolution mail and contacts and more.

Security and Mobility:
With SUSE Linux 10.1, you'll enjoy great functionality—no matter where you are. Call friends and colleagues using Linphone for just the cost of the Internet connection. Connect to networks quickly and easily with enhanced WiFi functionality, and use Bluetooth devices freely—SUSE Linux recognizes them automatically. Best of all, you need never worry about the safety of your work. SUSE Linux 10.1 includes Novell AppArmor 2.0, an integrated firewall and antivirus software to protect you against malicious attacks and other threats.

Graphics and Multimedia:
Turn your desktop into your personal creative studio. From graphics to video to images, SUSE Linux gives you all the tools you need for supporting, creating, editing, organising and managing cutting-edge multimedia. Read more about the digital-photo organizers in SUSE Linux as well as its other easy-to-use graphics and multimedia applications: GIMP 2.2.10, K3b, and RealPlayer 10 and Krita, the new image-processing tool for KDE. The GNOME desktop comes with a new default audio player called Banshee, fully developed with the Mono framework, including convenient playlist support. MP3 support is fully integrated in the default audio players AmaroK and Banshee as well as in RealPlayer.

Games and Entertainment:
If you're ready for a break, choose from a whole spectrum of entertainment applications in SUSE Linux 10.1. From classic card and board games to the latest open source favourites like Frozen Bubble, Freeciv and SuperTux, there's plenty to keep you busy. SUSE Linux also includes a unique collection of educational software, so whether you're interested in stargazing or language study, you'll find open source tools ready to assist you.

Ease Of Use:
While SUSE Linux offers tools and applications for even the most advanced Linux users and developers, it's also appealing to Linux novices because of its simplicity. Here are a few of the components that make SUSE Linux 10.1 so easy to use:

You'll not find a simpler installation procedure. SUSE Linux 10.1 takes you through just a few steps, and then you're there. The default package selection gets you started with a complete easy-to-use Linux desktop, or you can choose the packages you install to create a customized configuration. It's easy. And if you purchase your copy of SUSE Linux, you are eligible for 90 days of installation support. So if you have an issue installing on your system, we're ready to give you the help you need.

Software Management:
YaST is the management foundation of SUSE Linux 10.1 and is what makes SUSE Linux so easy to install. YaST also makes it easy to configure hardware (like printers, display settings and even Bluetooth devices) and services (like DNS, DHCP, Samba and certificate servers). SUSE Linux 10.1 contains a complete new YaST module group to set up the new AppArmor intrusion-prevention system.

Windows Interoperability:
Moving your personal system from Microsoft Windows to Linux? Don't worry! SUSE Linux contains several features—like a smart install that automatically configures a dual-boot system and applications that exchange files with Windows desktop applications—that make it easy to get started with Linux. Plus, SUSE Linux 10.1 includes the latest version of OpenOffice.org 2.0, the open source office suite that reads and writes Microsoft Office document formats, making it easy to move your work from Windows and easy to share your work with Windows users.

SUSE Linux 10.1 includes comprehensive documentation for installation and application use that will answer any questions that may arise. This top-quality reference includes a short start-up document to provide quick-start and basic instructions as well as the complete technical reference for comprehensive information about SUSE Linux features.

Home Network:
Connect to your existing wireless network or use the latest versions of open source networking features like Samba, Apache, DNS and DHCP to power robust home networks that include Web hosting, centralized printing and media workstations. With special features to speed everything from server setup and configuration to software updating, SUSE Linux contains the most comprehensive set of tools ever included in a retail Linux package.

Easy Wireless Everywhere:
SUSE Linux 10.1 comes with everything you need to connect to home or public wireless networks. During installation, your wireless card is automatically detected and configured. Wherever you are, SUSE Linux will help you locate and connect to any available wireless network. And if your network is secured, it's easy to configure SUSE Linux with your local network name.

YaST Network Management:
YaST is the management foundation of SUSE Linux 10.1. YaST not only simplifies installation, it also makes it easy to configure a home network. The YaST management console offers several new modules for the administration of home networks, enabling the deployment of your machine as a DNS server, Samba server, DHCP server or Web server.

Linux Server:
Through the unique and open management capabilities in SUSE Linux, you can easily install, deploy, configure, secure and update the Linux server anywhere on your home network. Plus, SUSE Linux comes complete with the latest versions of Apache, DNS, DHCP, Samba, NFS, SLP and NIS.

Unmatched Security:
SUSE Linux 10.1 includes Novell AppArmor 2.0, the unique security application that literally protects your applications from attack. With AppArmor, you gain a new layer of protection against unexpected intruders.

In addition to the standard security capabilities of Linux, support for popular encryption schemes, certificate management and OpenLDAP, SUSE Linux 10.1 comes with the SUSE Firewall to provide extra protection for your home network. The SUSE Firewall automatically activates upon installation and ensures that your personal information and digital assets remain completely confidential. You also receive the built-in SpamAssassin and virus blocker to help guard your system day and night.

Application Development:
With established development standards like Eclipse and KDevelop—and the newest open source tools like Mono and Xen—you'll find that SUSE Linux 10.1 is packed with tools that make it easy to develop powerful Linux and cross-platform applications. And, with powerful databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL and Derby as application-development resources, there's no telling how far you can go!

Xen 3.0:
Xen is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports the execution of multiple instances of an operating system. It provides complete separation of virtual machine environments with a minimal decrease in performance. With Xen, you can consolidate servers to simplify management, reduce hardware expense and easily accommodate fluctuating workloads

Development Environments:
With environments like KDevelop, Eclipse and Mono, SUSE Linux 10.1 is a developer's dream come true. It supports development in a variety of languages, including Ruby, Perl, C++ and Java. Through the rich toolsets and broad standards support in SUSE Linux, developers can build effective cross-platform applications with unprecedented speed. (For more information, please see the open source project pages for these technologies by clicking the links above. Please note that SUSE Linux 10.1 comes packaged with the latest versions as of the time of production.)

PostgreSQL, MySQL and Derby make database development and management better than ever! PostgreSQL is a highly-scalable, SQL-compliant, open source database management system. Its newest features include savepoints (which allow specific parts of a transaction to be aborted without affecting the transaction's remainder), point-in-time recovery, tablespaces, column-type changes, new Perl server-side language and much more. For the first time, SUSE Linux 10.1 includes a YaST module to easily set up PostgreSQL.

MySQL is another attractive alternative to higher-cost, complex database technology. As the most popular open source database, it boasts award-winning speed, unmatched scalability and true reliability.

Derby technology is easy for software developers to work with and requires zero administration from end users. While traditional enterprise database systems rely on physical protection (such as a locked machine room), Derby databases are inherently secure and are often used in unprotected environments like laptops and unattended hardware. (For more information, please see the open source project pages for these technologies by clicking the links above. Please note that SUSE Linux 10.1 comes packaged with the latest versions as of the time of production.)

SUSE Linux 10.1 includes X.org version 6.9. X.org is the latest release of the X Window System, a windowing system and standard graphical interface for Linux and UNIX-like operating systems. New features include video drivers, infrastructure updates, security updates and other enhancements. (For more information, please see the open source project page for this technology. Please note that SUSE Linux 10.1 comes packaged with the latest version as of the time of production.)

Latest Linux Kernel:
The Linux 2.6 kernel is the latest Linux release, optimized for high performance. New features include scalability enhancements, advanced memory and device management, and more. SUSE Linux 10.1 includes kernel 2.6.16.

The new version of the GNU Compiler Collection, GCC 4.1, includes front ends for C, C++, ObjC, Fortran, Java, Ada and more. It also includes the improved and enhanced libraries for each of these languages.

Box Contains

  • This retail box contains the dual architecture DVD9 (includes both x86 and x86_64 packages) and 6 CD ISO images (X86)
  • The box also provides buyers with a printed documentation (Start Guide) for installation and configuration
  • A comprehensive Reference guide is delivered online. The retail version includes 90 days of installation support.

  • Customer Reviews

    3.2 out of 5 stars
    3.2 out of 5 stars
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars easy to install and use for anyone 8 Aug 2006
    By Astraea
    A nice and easy escape from Windows. Been running an office with this for 4 years. Easy migration from Windows/Mac. Don't mind making the modest donation to the people who put it together. A great alternative. Tried some other distros, but came back to this for familiarity, and ease.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Reliable server OS 16 Jan 2007
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    I had a very solid installation of SUSE Linux Professional 9.3, so I waited until SUSE 10.1 came out, thinking that it would iron out the worst bugs in 10.0.

    Installation was difficult. I made a mistake repartitioning the disks, and lost the lot. Fortunately I'd made a backup before I started. Installation was unreliable. Each time I set up my SoundBlaster card (an ongoing problem) I broke things so badly that a fresh install was the quickest option. Installation was painfully slow and started asking questions after 20 minutes (by which time I'd gone away). This doesn't matter the first time. It does matter the sixth time. After disabling the built-in AC97 chip in the BIOS setup, installation and setup number seven just worked. If the last sentence would still look like nonsense after several hours with a friendly search engine, installing Linux might not be for you!

    Now that it's installed and set up with my favourite software SUSE 10.1 is a solid operating system, with a very smart (KDE) graphical user interface. You choose either Gnome or KDE or both during installation.

    As a server operating system it has been totally reliable. Apache, Subversion, JBoss, Samba, CUPS and Oracle 10 XE all sit quietly in the background day after day after interminable day!

    It's also pretty good at mundane client tasks. Thunderbird is a very competent mail client. The junk controls aren't quite as good as Outlook's yet, but they're learning all the time. On the other hand there are some great open source plug-ins. My favourite is ToCyrillic that lets you type cyrillic characters with a standard QWERTY keyboard.

    For software development, Eclipse, Java and JBossIDE all install and run with no fuss.

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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good As SuSE 10.0 8 Jan 2007
    I switched one machine away frim Windows to SuSE 10.0 and put 10.1 on a second machine. I like SuSE 10.0 - it has a clean interface and updates without problems. I loaded the multimedia files using gemreport and I really like the OS.

    I am very unhappy with 10.1 - I find it hard to download updates, I don't like the interface, I don't like the new Tux, and I find it really time-consuming to mess with the quirks and unfamiliar KDE front end. I am happy with SuSE 10.0.
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