"It finally happened. The moment you've all been waiting for
-- Linux 2.4! Not only has the last month shown us Linux 2.4.0, but
Linus and the gang have also graced us with Linux 2.4.1 which adds
features such as the brilliant journaling filesystem,
ReiserFS. It seems like Linus, Alan, and the rest have
certainly not backed down with the release of 2.4.0, and we can
undoubtedly except many more great Linux updates in the years to
"2.4 is not only a milestone, it is also an integral update for
any user wishing to a build a new Linux box. No longer do we need
to patch in USB on our own -- Linux supports it natively. Behind us
are the days when IEEE 1394 was unsupported -- Linux 2.4 adds such
support. Along with these two busses, Linux 2.4 adds many more
enhancements and expands the list of supported hardware. While I'd
love to ramble on about this forever, I've already done that once
since the release of Linux 2.4, so I'd suggest you check out my
Kernel Shoot-Out: 2.2 VS. 2.4 if you're interested in all that is
new and holy in Linux 2.4."
"Still, even with the release of Linux 2.4, Linux has definitely
seen its fair share of ups and downs within the last month. Corel
sold off its Linux division, Stormix, creators of Storm Linux, has
filed for bankruptcy, and Loki has seen three of its core team
members resign and move onto other companies. While Linux is on the
rise, it is facing some tough times."
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