"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
"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."