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InfoWorld: Linux kernel Version 2.2 close to release

“Using the Linux-kernel mailing list as a launch pad, Linux
creator Linus Torvalds announced Friday that the final version of
Linux 2.2.0 is almost ready.”

“The new version offers better symmetric multiprocessing (SMP)
support and improved networking capabilities; better file handling;
security enhancements; and broader driver support for networking
and multimedia devices. The kernel will also include support for
Sparc 64, Alpha, and PowerPC platforms.”

“… representatives from both Caldera and Red Hat said they are
quite pleased with the release… although skeptics believed that
the open-source model would eventually balkanize Linux, the
opposite has happened.”


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