"The next version of the Linux kernel, due sometime in
mid-to-late 2002, will offer improved support for enterprise,
mobile and Internet use, said Ted Ts'o, Linux kernel developer and
principal engineer at VA Linux Systems."
"During an interview at last month's first-ever Linux Kernel
Development Summit, Ts'o described a host of proposed new features
for the forthcoming Linux 2.5 kernel that could make the operating
system a more powerful competitor against Microsoft Windows 2000 on
servers and laptops.
"'There's not a lot of desktop [enhancements]; there's a lot
more focus on the server space,' said Ts'o, adding that a new
networking device interface, improved networking performance and
asynchronous I/O support will elevate Linux's stature in the
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