"Linus Torvalds and Open Source Development Labs plan a big
coming-out party late next month for the Linux 2.6 kernel. Partners
won't see commercial distributions based on the updated kernel
until well into 2004.
"Torvalds, Linux's lead developer and now an OSDL Fellow, and
Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton this week released the test10
version of Linux 2.6 after a three-year development effort. A final
test11 version is expected before they sign off on the production
version next month.
"'The final beta [went] on servers a couple of days ago,' Morton
told CRN on Tuesday. 'I expect 2.6 will come out in the second half