Reviews and 38% Market share Support SUSE Linux 7.1 With Kernel 2.4
Oakland, CA 04/23/2001 OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA April 20, 2001 - Two months after shipping the world's
first version of Linux based on Linus Torvalds' released Kernel 2.4, SuSE
Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in open
source operating systems, announced record March sales and outstanding
reviews reflecting the power and stability of SUSE Linux 7.1. On February
12, the company announced two versions of the new system, SUSE Linux 7.1
Personal and SUSE Linux 7.1 Professional. Known for its technical
superiority and stability, SUSE Linux claimed the highest market share with
38% of all sold commercial Linux operating systems throughout the Month of
"The latest figures reflect SUSE spearheading position in their technology
expertise. SUSE was six weeks ahead of other Linux distributions to present
a stable and reliable Operating on an advanced kernel. That was a decisive
step towards Enterprise Computing and benefits both server and desktop
applications," said Dirk Hohndel, president of the company's US operations.
SUSE Linux 7.1 with the new 2.4 kernel was highly anticipated by the Linux
community and reviewers were writing "SUSE 7.1 is Chockful Of Goodies"
(byte.com) and named "An Embarrassment of Riches" (linuxnovice.org).
Although many reviewers did not agree to the Linux Planet statement: "Pack
It Up and Go Home: SUSE Created a Windows-Killer", all of the reviewers
agreed, that there is now a serious competitor lighting the radar screens.
Offering a cut down, simple "Personal" version, did the important step
towards the non-technical "non-geek" home desktop users.
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