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eWeek: Linux 2.4 kernel release delayed

Oct 10, 2000, 15:33 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Mary Jo Foley)

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"The next major Linux upgrade will be lucky to see the light of day by December or January. Supporters say, "This is news?"

"Open-source backers haven't been forgiving when for-profit software makers -- most notably, Microsoft Corp. -- let development schedules slip. But when it comes to Linux, they claim expectations aren't the same thing as release dates. "We don't do deadlines in the open-source world, which is a major reason our stuff is right when it comes out," said open-source leader Eric Raymond."

"Nevertheless, the news indicates that Linux, increasingly going head-to-head with Windows NT and Windows 2000, is just as prone to feature creep and delays as any Microsoft OS. Other open-source officials attempted to distance themselves from the impact of the delayed 2.4 kernel."

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