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eWeek: Linux 2.4 kernel draws closer

Jan 02, 2001, 20:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Linus Torvalds, the "father" of the Linux operating system, sent testers and developers a 2.4 prerelease kernel over the weekend."

"While Torvalds had previously said he hoped to release the final code for the 2.4 kernel by the end of December, testers got the prerelease instead."

"The prerelease allows interested parties to examine and test what is essentially the final version of the code for the 2.4 kernel. Unless these testers find significant bugs or problems, Torvalds is expected to release the final code shortly thereafter."

"We are most excited about the prerelease and are keen to be involved with the final testing and stabilization of this code," said Lonn Johnston, vice president of corporate communications for Linux distributor Turbolinux, in Brisbane, Calif."

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