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FreeOS.com: Upgrading to the 2.4.x kernel

Feb 16, 2001, 08:21 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amit Chattopadhyay)

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"The 2.4.x kernel packs a completely revised networking core and support for cutting edge technology. Let's see what's new and useful here and then move on to upgrading your system to the 2.4.x kernel from the 2.2.x kernel that you're likely to be running."

"The Linux kernel is the heart of the operating system. It is important that it is kept up to date and working properly for your system to work at its optimum potential. The stable 2.4.0 kernel is a conglomeration of patches and additions that have been made throughout the experimental 2.3.x series of the kernel."

"Upgrading from 2.0.x to 2.2.x had been a tricky affair as many of the supporting tools had to be upgraded before the kernel could be compiled and booted into. Fortunately this time, the transition from 2.2.x to 2.4.x is simpler, assuming that your system was 2.2.x ready. Since the 2.4.x kernel is a hefty 23mb download, it would be worthwhile reading over the improvements and changes that have been made to the kernel to find out whether or not you really need it."

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