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developerWorks: Towards Linux 2.6

Sep 24, 2003, 19:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anand K Santhanam)

"Linux kernel development has come a long way from the humble v 0.1 release in 1991 by Linus Torvalds that contained a basic scheduler and IPC and memory management algorithms. It's now a a viable alternative operating system that poses a serious challenge in the marketplace. More and more governments and IT giants are moving to Linux. Linux now powers everything from the smallest of embedded devices to S/390s, and from wristwatches to huge enterprise servers.

"Linux 2.6 is the next major release of the Linux kernel development cycle, and it contains powerful features aimed at improved performance on high-end enterprise servers as well as support for a plethora of embedded devices...

"This article analyzes some of the key features of Linux 2.6 for the avid Linux user, and discusses various changes that might be of interest to driver developers..."

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