"Anyone who has been closely following Linux knows the 2.4.0
announcement isn't really a big deal."
"I don't know of any real Linux developers or users who are
"beside themselves with joy" at the announcement January 4 of the
new Linux kernel the way one report suggests. Just try to find any
release parties, press conferences, or the like on any Linux event
calendar. You won't. For some this may be a time for brief pause
and congratulation, and then time to plow right back into the
"As anyone who has used Linux in the past knows, the dot-zero
kernel announcement serves only one key purpose: it gets more
people to test the new kernel, especially early adopters who don't
often download interim kernels. These are folks who the kernel
group wants running and testing the 2.4 kernel, to find bugs now so
they can be fixed for the real releases of 2.4."
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