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ZDNet: Linux 2.4: To ship or not to ship?

Aug 03, 2000, 03:06 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Linux distributors are finding themselves caught between a rock and a hard place, in terms of timing."

"The next version of the Linux kernel -- Version 2.4 -- isn't expected to be finalized until some time this fall."

"Thus the major Linux vendors, who are in the midst of updating their product lines, are finding themselves faced with an unsavory choice -- to build products around the older 2.2 kernel, or release products that incorporate a beta kernel."

"Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT) is taking a somewhat conservative approach. When it released a first beta of Red Hat Linux 7.0 this week, it opted to build it around the existing 2.2 kernel. The 7.0 beta is code-named "Pinstripe."

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