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CNET News.com: Next Linux kernel due by year's endAug 11, 1999, 22:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)
"The next version of Linux's kernel will improve Linux's current capabilities and add few new ones, Linux creator Linus Torvalds told a huge audience at the Linux World Conference & Expo in San Jose last night.
Torvalds said Version 2.4 of the kernel will be finished by year's end but will be far less ambitious than the current 2.2 kernel, which took more than two years to develop. ...emphasized that version 2.4 should fulfill the promise that developers labored for in producing 2.2."
"For example, Version 2.2 included the ability to run Linux on machines with up to eight processors, but Version 2.4 will optimize that capability so that there are far fewer situations in which the system might struggle..."
"Major advances in Linux's enterprise scalability will have to wait at least a year for Version 3.0 of the kernel... journaling file system... support for clustering... But some vendors are already demonstrating Linux clustering technologies to the thousands of attendees at the conference."
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