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CNET News.com: Linux update has corporate appeal

Jan 30, 2001, 21:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"The biggest addition to the release of Linux kernel 2.4.1 is the ReiserFS, which is a journaling file system. Journaling file systems are key to operating systems and applications used over extended corporate networks because they allow administrators to more quickly recover data in the event of system failure."

"The 2.4.1 release, which became available for download Monday on the eve of this week's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York, also includes the various fixes and patches made by the core Linux kernel team since 2.4.0 was released earlier this month. The kernel contains the essential elements of the OS and is used as a foundation for full-blown operating systems."

"Although Linux is gaining in server market share as compared with its competitors, its strongest base currently is among tech-savvy systems administrators, developers and Internet service providers. The companies that sell commercial versions of Linux are hoping to expand Linux's appeal to large, medium-sized and even smaller corporations by making it more business-ready and user-friendly."

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