CNET News: Linux Poised to Plug In USB 2
Jul 26, 2002, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
"Support for a faster version of USB in Linux is imminent and
will become a permanent part of the Linux landscape when the next
version of the operating system is introduced.
"The upcoming 2.4.19 version of the Linux kernel--the core part
of the Unix-like operating system--for the first time will include
support for many USB (universal serial bus) 2.0 features and
devices. USB lets people easily plug devices such as digital
cameras, mice or printers into a computer.
"The support, crucial to making Linux fully compatible with the
mass of PCs and gadgets on the market, demonstrates the ability of
a host of volunteer programmers to keep up with computing trends.
Linux, though bankrolled by some companies, remains a cooperative