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InfoWorld: Linux kernel upgrade faces more delays

May 04, 2000, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"Executives at Linux vendor Caldera Systems and Red Hat Thursday said they expect no ill effects from continuing delays in the shipment of an upgrade of the open-source operating system's kernel."

"The Linux 2.4 kernel originally was expected late last year but was delayed to July. Now it looks likely to slip a few more months beyond that date, with products based on the new kernel unlikely to be available before fall."

"The 2.4 kernel is highly anticipated because it will offer increased symmetrical multiprocessing scalability, which could be a boon for users who want to run corporate applications on Linux-based servers."

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