"Users will see a three- to five-percent performance increase in the same machine under the new software," said Charlie Ungashick, Novell 's director of product marketing — referring to the fact that, because Linux 2.6 is more efficient, users' computers would be better able to handle multiple streams of audio and visual media, as well as use Linux with 64-bit central processors.
This is the trade show debut of the complete Linux package for personal users with Linux kernel 2.6 and desktop KDE 3.2, and Horst Nebgen, Managing Director of Novell Germany and Regional Vice President Central Europe, explained that it was Novell's first appearance at CeBIT since acquiring its two new product divisions — SUSE LINUX and Ximian.
"We now offer enterprises a complete Linux-based IT infrastructure from the server to the desktop," said Nebgen." Combined with proven Novell products like NetWare or eDirectory, enterprises are provided with independence and the freedom to decide for the platforms and solutions that best meet their requirements," he added.
Marina Walser, Marketing Director Central Europe at Novell and Cambridge, was vocal too:
"The effective deployment of IT as well as the increase of flexibility and cost reduction are the central issues for enterprises in this age of low budgets. At the CeBIT trade show, we will present solutions by means of which we can assist enterprises in achieving these goals. One example for this is the resource management which enterprises can use to consolidate all systems within a very short time. The reduced complexity of the IT infrastructure provides an enormous saving potential."
SUSE LINUX 9.1 will be in stores from the end of April.