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eWeek: Linux 2.6 on Horizon

Nov 25, 2002, 14:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"The next major release of the Linux kernel is on track for the first half of next year, with improvements in its ability to handle large amounts of memory and throughput.

"Scalability enhancements, as well, will add to the appeal of the latest kernel, Version 2.6, for enterprise customers, according to Linus Torvalds, the creator and top programmer for the Linux kernel, in an e-mail exchange last week with eWeek.

"While he would like the 2.6 kernel to be ready early next year, Torvalds said, 'It's just too hard to predict, and it does end up depending a lot on how good the vendors are at trying to calm things down through stability fixing...'"

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