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Enterprise Linux Magazine: Linux Kernel 2.4.0 Released - Opening Doors to the Enterprise

Jan 10, 2001, 14:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carolyn Majewski)

"The new kernel will allow better scalability for large-scale operations," says Russell C. Pavlicek, Linux advocate and author of Embracing Insanity: Open Source Software Development. "Improvements to the I/O and networking code should increase the ability of Linux to perform well under very heavy loads... This means that more corporations may take a hard look at using Linux within the enterprise."

"The addition of the kernel HTTP server will be of great interest to anyone doing heavy-duty Web serving. It does not replace Apache or other servers that handle dynamic content, but it can speed up serving of static files, [such as] plain HTML pages, with no CGI or PHP," says Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, freelance writer and author of Install, Configure, and Customize Slackware LINUX and The Linux Desk Reference."

"The growth of the Linux market share has come mainly at the expense of proprietary UNIX, so we expect the consolidation of the UNIX market around Linux to continue and, in fact, to accelerate with the addition of 2.4," notes Preston Brown, Manager of Linux OS Development at Red Hat."

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