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Linux.com: Kernel 2.4 Ascends the Desktop

Jan 29, 2001, 21:18 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Michie)

"What exactly is new with 2.4, and how does it improve the experience of the average desktop user?"

"There are several new relevant features, including Pentium IV support, MMX2 support, Universal Serial Bus (USB) device support, Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI), DevFS, various internal cleanups, and other new device drivers."

"As with all other Linux kernels for the Intel platform, at least an i386 is required, with 2.4 support for Intel's latest offerings as well. On the desktop, this means direct speed-ups for Pentium IV based systems. Other Intel-compatible chips such as the AMD Athlon are also supported. This translates to the kernel making more efficient use of the computer's "brain", the CPU. Speed always makes for a more pleasant user experience on the desktop."

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