openSUSE 10.3 is Now Available

Community distribution includes everything a user needs to get started with

Linux, including enhanced user interface, installation tools and multimedia


Oct 04, 2007, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell today announced
 the availability of openSUSE(R) 10.3, the newest version of the
 award-winning community Linux* distribution. Available for free download or
 in a convenient packaged retail edition, openSUSE 10.3 provides everything
 a user needs to get started with Linux. To improve the user experience,
 openSUSE 10.3 includes a flexible Linux-Windows dual-boot configuration,
 improved user interface, Microsoft* Office file compatibility with the
 latest office productivity suite, and enhanced multimedia
     "The openSUSE community continues to deliver innovations and has
 created a new version of openSUSE that will excite a wide range of computer
 users," said Andreas Jaeger, director of the openSUSE project. "OpenSUSE
 10.3 provides a stable and state-of-the-art operating system based on Linux
 kernel 2.6.22, and it contains a large variety of the latest open source
 applications for desktops, servers and application development."
     Enhancements to openSUSE 10.3 include the newest versions of the GNOME*
 and KDE desktop environments, including a KDE 4 preview. 2.3
 makes sharing files with Microsoft Office users easy, and the newest
 version of AppArmor(TM) protects the Linux operating system and
 applications from attacks, viruses and malicious applications. OpenSUSE
 10.3 also now includes MP3 support out of the box for Banshee(TM) and
 Amarok, which are the default media players in openSUSE. In addition,
 openSUSE 10.3 offers the latest open source applications for developing
 applications, setting up a home network and running a Web server, as well
 as the latest virtualization software such as Xen* 3.1 and VirtualBox 1.5.
     Version 10.3 makes openSUSE the first Linux distribution to take full
 advantage of the "1-Click Install" option, which gives openSUSE 10.3 users
 easy access to many more software packages residing on the openSUSE Build
 Service. Contributed by a single openSUSE community member, the one-click
 install is an example of the value openSUSE's strong community of
 developers, testers, writers, translators, artists and users bring to the
 distribution. OpenSUSE 10.3 was created by the openSUSE project, the
 community initiative sponsored by Novell that promotes the use of Linux
 everywhere. The openSUSE project has more than 54,000 registered members.
     Availability and Pricing
     OpenSUSE 10.3 is now available for free download at The retail edition of openSUSE 10.3 is available
 on as well as in select retail locations. It
 delivers the same packages as the downloadable version on an installable
 DVD for 32- and 64-bit architectures, and it is accompanied by a second DVD
 containing a large selection of additional software available at the
 release date. Also included are a comprehensive user manual and 90 days of
 installation support, all for a suggested $59.95. For retail locations and
 more information, visit For more on
 openSUSE 10.3 and the openSUSE project, visit and
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL) delivers infrastructure software for the
 Open Enterprise. Novell is a leader in desktop to data center operating
 systems based on Linux and the software required to secure and manage mixed
 IT environments. Novell helps customers around the world minimize cost,
 complexity and risk, allowing them to focus on innovation and growth. For
 more information, visit
     Novell and openSUSE are registered trademarks, and AppArmor and Banshee
 are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 *Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other third-party
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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