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LinuxToday.com.au: Linux 2.4: Late - But Far From Dead

Jul 23, 2000, 15:52 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by BillBennett)

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"Try as they might, the forces of computing evil will never succeed with any campaign to denigrate Linux based on the lateness of Linux 2.4. Sure, it is almost Microsoftian in its lateness, but as Bill Gates knows only too well, being a touch tardy rarely hurts software upgrades."

"Moreover, given the current momentum behind Linux, when the final kernel release hits the ftp servers later this year you can bet your bottom byte the netpipes will be humming with the kind of download activity not seen since the launch of Playboy.com."

"Like any eagerly awaited piece of software, there are high - possibly too high - expectations for Linux 2.4. Some true believers say this will be the release that will propel Linux onto the PC desktop and grab a large slice of market share from Windows."

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