VNU Net: Linux goes after the enterprise space
Jan 18, 2001, 20:22 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Guy Matthews)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Everyone, ranging from the techie anoraks who devote their free
time to helping develop the open source OS, to the hard-nosed
commercial distributors hoping to take it to the heart of the
enterprise, has greeted the new kernel with joy and relief, pending
a thorough road test."
"But less certain is the response of the corporate user base
that the kernel has been so carefully groomed for. Nor is it
entirely clear exactly when usable 2.4-based products will be
available for them to deploy...."
"No doubt if Torvalds had decided to delay the new kernel by
another six months, we would have seen the first of these firms go
to the wall, taking with them Linux's best chance of making the
"Even so, the distributors can't afford to rush things too much.
TurboLinux, for example, says it plans to make sure that its
forthcoming 2.4-based release can fully support mission-critical
applications, and it claims it will not considerreleasing anything
that falls short of that any quicker."
- Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.1-pre8 changelog(Jan 18, 2001)
- ZDNet: Linux 2.4 unmasked(Jan 13, 2001)
- Enterprise Linux Magazine: Linux Kernel 2.4.0 Released - Opening Doors to the Enterprise(Jan 10, 2001)
- IT-Director: Enterprise Linux; 2.4 kernel plus IBM backing leave little doubt(Jan 09, 2001)
- Smart Partner: Linux 2.4: It's Here! - Now What?(Jan 09, 2001)
- Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.x patch submission policy(Jan 07, 2001)
- eWeek: Linux vendors begin kicking tires of 2.4 kernel(Jan 06, 2001)
- Joe Pranevich: Wonderful World of Linux 2.4(Jan 05, 2001)
- Linus Torvalds: And oh, btw..2.4.0 is out(Jan 05, 2001)