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ZDNet: Much ado about kernels

Jan 10, 2001, 22:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)

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"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 code."

"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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