Suse Linux 9.3 put through its paces


Article from Issue 55/2005

The latest version of Suse Linux Professional was released in mid-April. As we have come to expect, the box has a large collection of software, some new and a lot of improved Yast modules, and an extensive documentation. Read on to find out what else has changed in Suse Linux 9.3.

At first glance, Suse Linux 9.3 Professional [1] might not appear to offer a lot in the way of new features. Except for the new boot screen themes (in green for a change), KDE and Gnome do not seem to have been through any radical changes. But don’t be fooled by this first impression. The Suse developers have actually made major progress over the last six months. Suse Linux 9.3 Professional includes many new features – and new bugs to match. Installation The YaST-based install has not changed, with the exception of two details: before you launch into the install, you first have to accept Novell’s license agreement. And there is another surprise waiting for those who prefer manual partitioning. Novell now no longer supports the IBM Journaling Filesystem (JFS) for technical reasons. Although you can still mount existing JFS partitions, there is no way to create a new JFS filesystem.

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