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eWeek: Linux 2.4 kernel

Dec 06, 2000, 01:31 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Dyck)

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"Linux will remain a key technology to watch next year, and the action should begin in the first quarter following the release of Version 2.4 of the Linux kernel, which should usher in significant advances. Linux creator Linus Torvalds has said the 2.4 kernel is likely to become available this month, so the first 2.4-based Linux distributions should ship in the first quarter of next year."

"Linux has enjoyed a highly successful run since the current 2.2 kernel shipped in January 1999. Vendors of enterprise-critical server applications-high-end databases, application servers, Web storefronts, firewalls and such-have embraced Linux en masse. Most large server manufacturers now offer and support Linux on their hardware. Likewise, vendors of network appliances have made generous use of the low-cost, highly customizable and highly reliable operating system."

"Like the sellers, buyers in corporate IT have migrated to Linux-based servers of many types, including Web, Domain Name System, file and print, Internet access, and e-mail. Linux is particularly popular for departmental use, where loads are relatively light and management is handled remotely."

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