OpenSUSE 10.2

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While the eyes of the IT world have spent years squinting to see Microsoft's slowly unfolding vistas, the companies and individuals that drive open source have been steadily building a case for broader adoption of Linux-based operating systems.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Novell's OpenSUSE 10.2 builds upon the strengths of previous SUSE releases and includes what is arguably the best suite of configuration tools of any Linux distribution. OpenSUSE 10.2's software management tools have settled down since Version 10.1, but there's still room for improvement in performance, software package browsing and overall package availability. Version 10.2 is a worthwhile upgrade for current OpenSUSE users and a solid first step for those new to Linux. For more information, go to opensuse.org. COST ANALYSIS: OpenSUSE 10.2 is freely downloadable and provides a time-saving centralized interface. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS USABILITY EXCELLENT SECURITY EXCELLENT HARDWARE SUPPORT GOOD SOFTWARE SUPPORT GOOD MANAGEMENT GOOD
Jason has been a member of the Labs staff since 1999, and was previously research and technology coordinator at a French economic development agency. Jason covers the mobile and wireless space, including mobile operating systems such as Palm, Windows CE, Symbian and Linux, as well as the devices that run them. Jason has performed some of the most comprehensive tests published to date of the nascent Bluetooth wireless technology, including interference testing among Bluetooth and other wireless technologies such as 802.11. Jason also provides analysis of the desktop computing area, including Windows, Mac and Linux operating sytems, as well as productivity applications such as Microsoft Office, StarOffice, Lotus Notes, GNOME and KDE. Jason's review of StarOffice received the most hits of any story published on www.eweek.com.

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