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SuSE Linux 6.3 for the Mac set for launch

SuSE joins Debian in designing version of its distribution specifically for the Mac

Mac users will soon be able to enjoy another flavour of Linux on their preferred architectural hardware with the anticipated launch of SuSE Linux 6.3 for the Mac at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco tomorrow.

SuSE joins another major Linux distributer, Debian, in designing a version of its distribution specifically for the Mac. A basic version of Debian Linux for the Mac is already available for download although the full distribution is yet to be unveiled.

Although there already are distributions designed specifically for Macs, such as Yellow Dog Linux and LinuxPPC, the launch of these outlets should add significantly to the credibility of the open source operating system on PowerPC hardware.

The SuSE version of Linux for the Mac will by all accounts be fairly identical to the edition 6.3 of the distribution for X86 machines and will feature SuSE's unique administration and configuration tools.

The distribution will be downloadable from the SuSE Web site and will be available on CD with 60 days technical support at $49 (about £29).

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