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CNET News.com: Linux founder beefing up software’s core

“The leader of the Linux movement is speeding to get the delayed
next version of the core of the operating system into shape.”

“Linus Torvalds, who started the Linux operating system project
in 1991 and is still in charge, said Friday that he’s initiating
the preliminary versions of the kernel intended for serious
“production” use instead of just development of new
features….”

The new kernel includes a smorgasbord of new features.
Among the most significant are better performance on servers with
multiple processors and support for a multitude of universal serial
bus (USB) devices including Zip drives, scanners, digital cameras
and modems.”


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