SuSE Linux 7.3 PowerPC Edition is now in circulation. The Linux operating system has been developed to run on Macs equipped with PowerPC processors. The collection includes 8 CDs that contain both the Linux OS and more than 2,000 applications.
SuSE Linux 7.3 PowerPC Edition includes software applications that cover a broad swath of functionality, according to SuSE Linux. Image processing software, security applications and utilities, network applications, emulators and e-commerce tools are all included. An improved implementation of the KDE desktop environment, KDE 2.2.1, is also included. MOL (Mac On Linux) 0.9.60 also allows users to utilize a network-capable version of Mac OS under Linux in a window or in full-screen mode.
SuSE Linux 7.3 is based on the Linux Kernel version 2.4.12 and glibc 2.2.4. It features improved memory management, better performance for server operations and expanded support for USB and a better range of drivers. Automatic hardware detection features support more components than before. As a result, the SuSE installation and configuration tool, YaST2, works more autonomously than before.
SuSE Linux 7.3 PowerPC Edition features 550 pages of documentation ranging from install help to maintenance, as well. SuSE Linux 7.3 includes free 60-day installation support by phone, fax or e-mail.
System requirements for SuSE Linux 7.3 PowerPC Edition are maintained on the Web site; various older and newer PowerPC-based Mac systems are supported. Visit the Web site for complete details. You can acquire SuSE Linux 7.3 PowerPC Edition directly from SuSE, bookstores or through software retailers. The suggested retail price is US$79.95.
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