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CNET News.com: Linux founder beefing up software's core

Mar 15, 2000, 21:59 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The leader of the Linux movement is speeding to get the delayed next version of the core of the operating system into shape."

"Linus Torvalds, who started the Linux operating system project in 1991 and is still in charge, said Friday that he's initiating the preliminary versions of the kernel intended for serious "production" use instead of just development of new features...."

"The new kernel includes a smorgasbord of new features. Among the most significant are better performance on servers with multiple processors and support for a multitude of universal serial bus (USB) devices including Zip drives, scanners, digital cameras and modems."

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