"The openSUSE project promotes the use of Linux everywhere, and openSUSE 10.2 is the world's most usable Linux distribution," said Carlos Montero-Luque, vice president of product management for open platform solutions at Novell.
He added that the platform would appeal to all Linux users, including newbies, Linux coders and even application developers.
The OpenOffice.org application allows interoperation with Microsoft Windows and Office, as it reads and creates files compatible with Office, including via a Visual Basic macro interpreter.
Users can also use PDF, RealMedia and Flash files in openSUSE and employ the automatic Linux-Windows dual-boot configuration for flexibility.
It delivers the same packages as the downloadable version on an installable DVD and CDs, along with a user manual and 90 days of installation support for a suggested $59.95 price tag.
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