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Smart Partner: Linux 2.4 Businesses' Enterprising Plans

Jan 09, 2001, 00:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"It's bigger and better, but Linux vendors will only slowly be bringing the hot new Linux kernel, 2.4, to market in their commercial Linux distribution packages."

"Even SuSE, the most gung ho 2.4 supporter of the Big Four Linux distributors, isn't already burning new CD-ROMs with the latest and greatest Linux. While Dirk Hohndel, SuSE's CTO says that "2.4 will be available as a download from the SuSE Web page," the CD drive version for Intel systems will come later. That's because, according to Hohndel, "V2.4's major contribution is improved scalability, however, the key to its success are [the] stable solutions [that] SuSE implements around the new version."

"While Linux 2.4 is indeed ready to go, the Linux vendors aren't rushing commercial versions until their own value-added products and services surrounding the core operating system are ready to go."

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