InfoWorld: Linux kernel upgrade faces more delays

“Executives at Linux vendor Caldera Systems and Red Hat Thursday
said they expect no ill effects from continuing delays in the
shipment of an upgrade of the open-source operating system’s

“The Linux 2.4 kernel originally was expected late last year but
was delayed to July. Now it looks likely to slip a few more months
beyond that date, with products based on the new kernel unlikely to
be available before fall.”

The 2.4 kernel is highly anticipated because it will offer
increased symmetrical multiprocessing scalability, which could be a
boon for users who want to run corporate applications on
Linux-based servers.

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