Strong Core, Attractive Envelope
The most important new features of Suse Linux 9.1 are located under the surface--but they are by no means hidden: the new kernel 2.6 excels with substantially increased performance and invariably outstanding stability. For instance, the DMA mode greatly enhances the performance when running multimedia applications (particularly audio and video streaming) or burning CDs and DVDs. The improved power management gives notebooks more stamina. A YaST module allows the configuration of all options of the power saving standard ACPI.
Ready for 64
Suse Linux 9.1 Professional offers more power for users of 64-bit CPUs. It is the first operating system to support Intel's Extended Memory 64 Technology and AMD's Athlon 64 processors for workstations. When we say "support", we mean it: almost all of our software has been ported for the 64-bit architecture and is able to exploit the performance potential of the new chips.
Easier Integration in Heterogeneous Networks
Thanks to Samba 3, Suse Linux 9.1 Professional can be integrated in heterogeneous home networks comprising Linux and Windows hosts. Linux hosts can be integrated in Windows domains and grouped to active directories. The possibility to set up virtual Samba servers comes handy for testing and consolidating hardware.