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PC Magazine: New Linux Kernel Boosts Server Power, Desktop Compatibility

Mar 29, 2001, 23:20 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Machrone)

"The desktop situation was deteriorating, too. Multimedia has been progressing by leaps and bounds, and although the worldwide open source coterie that supports Linux has added extensions for new devices and file types, it was time to gather the good stuff into a general release. Time, too, to update the kernel and make it fully multithreaded and enhance support for firewalls and other kinds of security."

"Linux 2.4 is all that and more. It has better support for USB, 1394, and it's even ready for Bluetooth. Our review has lots more information on the enhancements."

"So should you rush right out and download a copy? Probably not, unless you're a Linux guru...."

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