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InfoWorld: Linux creator Torvalds sets stage for future

“Despite downplaying his role as visionary amid the swirling
hype of his creation – the open-source Linux operating system –
Linus Torvalds could not dampen the enthusiasm of several thousand
LinuxWorld convention- goers at his keynote presentation here
Tuesday.”

“while the Linux community quickly releases patches and upgrades
of the OS kernel, many people have little need for them because of
the stability of the version they currently use, said
Torvalds.”

“As for the future of the OS, Torvalds laid out plans to make it
more suited to high-availability systems. He and his team of kernel
developers are working on supporting more high-end hardware, making
symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) more stable, and scaling more
easily to higher numbers of CPUs, he said.”


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