Wired: Vaporware 2000: Missing Inaction - 2.4 Kernel Makes #4
Dec 27, 2000, 17:53 (17 Talkback[s])
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"Special mention should go to some of the products that didn't
quite make the Bottom 10: The Y2K bug, Microsoft's .Net strategy,
Linux-based organizers, widespread high-speed Net access and a
stable version of Windows. ...here is Vaporware 2000: a celebration
of the most highly anticipated goods or services that despite all
the promises, failed to be transformed from ethereal vapor into
real, tangible hardware or software. The winners of the Wired News
Vaporware 2000 awards in reverse order are..."
"4: A New Linux kernel: Linus Torvalds
promised a new kernel for Linux, version 2.4, by December. Where is
it? Er ..."
"1: Mac OS X: Last year's winner of the
Vaporware Awards was Microsoft for Windows 2000, the oft-delayed
update to Windows. This year, the crown passes to Apple, for Mac OS
X, the oft-delayed update to the Mac OS."