Smart Partner: Linux 2.4: It's Here! - Now What?
Jan 09, 2001, 00:03 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"What I'm not doing, and neither should businesses, is taking my
production Linux systems to 2.4. My VA Linux workstation running
Red Hat 6.2 and my Corel PC are sticking with 2.2.x kernels. And on
my production server I'm sticking with Caldera's OpenLinux eServer
2.3 for now."
"Why? Because, even after thousands, no, tens of thousands of
programmers and beta testers have worked on 2.4, I know there will
be bugs. Heck, I can read the Linux developers lists as well as
anyone, I know there are bugs. Not big ones--it's no W2K, but a few
here and there. And, frankly, I don't upgrade to any .0 release for
exactly that reason."
"For now, Linux 2.4 is for the adventuresome, the Linux
lover--not someone whose bottom line depends on Linux. Besides,
even after Linux 2.4 ages well, most users won't get that much more
from it anyway."