"The desktop situation was deteriorating, too. Multimedia has
been progressing by leaps and bounds, and although the worldwide
open source coterie that supports Linux has added extensions for
new devices and file types, it was time to gather the good stuff
into a general release. Time, too, to update the kernel and make it
fully multithreaded and enhance support for firewalls and other
kinds of security."
"Linux 2.4 is all that and more. It has better support for USB,
1394, and it's even ready for Bluetooth. Our review has lots more
information on the enhancements."
"So should you rush right out and download a copy? Probably not,
unless you're a Linux guru...."