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SearchEnterpriseLinux: New 2.6 Kernel Bringing New Level of Competition from Linux

Aug 04, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"Now that the 2.6 version of the Linux kernel is in beta, enterprise Linux users are anxious to see how the next six months will play out with regard to the core of the operating system and how it expands enterprise adoption.

"Several Linux experts heading for LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week and contacted by SearchEnterpriseLinux.com identified the release of the next version of the kernel as the most anticipated Linux development for the next six months.

"The new kernel, according to author Linus Torvalds, who spoke recently with SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, features 'more robust [virtual machine] behavior (in particular, better latency control), better thread handling, improved scalability in a lot of areas, notably file systems, and a lot better block device layer infrastructure.' All of the above are crucial to enterprises wishing to enjoy the cost savings and control that Linux and open-source software bring..."

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