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Smart Partner: Linux 2.4: It's Here! - Now What?

Jan 09, 2001, 00:03 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"What I'm not doing, and neither should businesses, is taking my production Linux systems to 2.4. My VA Linux workstation running Red Hat 6.2 and my Corel PC are sticking with 2.2.x kernels. And on my production server I'm sticking with Caldera's OpenLinux eServer 2.3 for now."

"Why? Because, even after thousands, no, tens of thousands of programmers and beta testers have worked on 2.4, I know there will be bugs. Heck, I can read the Linux developers lists as well as anyone, I know there are bugs. Not big ones--it's no W2K, but a few here and there. And, frankly, I don't upgrade to any .0 release for exactly that reason."

"For now, Linux 2.4 is for the adventuresome, the Linux lover--not someone whose bottom line depends on Linux. Besides, even after Linux 2.4 ages well, most users won't get that much more from it anyway."

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