Bleeding-Edge Linux Desktop: SuSE Linux Professional 9.3

By Staff Staff | Posted at 10:43 PM

Novell Inc.'s SuSE Linux Professional 9.3 desktop gives not only other leading Linux desktop distributions like Xandros a run for their money, but also enterprise desktops such as Windows XP Pro.

Nat Friedman, vice president of Linux desktop engineering at Novell, said, “We are getting ahead of Windows for the first time.”

After kicking SLP 9.3's tires, I agree. This is one impressive desktop distribution. It has every Linux application that anyone is ever likely to want and it's all tied together with either a slick and up-to-date KDE or GNOME interface.

It is not, however, for everyone and it also has its fair share of teething problems in its most advanced programs.