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CNET News.com: New Linux kernel a little closer to release

Jun 01, 2000, 00:42 (7 Talkback[s])
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"The Linux community passed another milestone in the development of the next version of the Linux operating system this week, but in a way that would make Microsoft proud...."

"Linus Torvalds, the creator of the OS and leader of the Linux movement, posted a test version of the kernel bearing that version number."

"While the new version is a step closer to the real thing, Torvalds says the "2.4.0-test1" kernel still is a prototype. The nomenclature is reminiscent of the methods of Microsoft, famed for coming up with a variety of different definitions to describe the pre-release state of its software."

"It doesn't really exist yet," Torvalds said in a note accompanying the newest test version. "It's not a real 2.4.0 release, but we should be getting closer."

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