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Linux Journal: Time for Users to Start Testing 2.5

Mar 22, 2003, 05:30 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Kroah-Hartman)

"A lot of people ask me, 'When do you think the 2.6 kernel will be released?' My response to that question usually is, 'Well, how well is the 2.5 kernel working for you?' Inevitably, during the resulting conversation where I plead with the person to please at least run the kernel once on their hardware, they respond with one of the following reasons why they have not tried 2.5:

  • "Too many drivers are broken.
  • "Modules are broken.
  • "Alan Cox says it's not ready.
  • "It might eat my filesystem.

"Here are my responses to these reasons..."

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