Smart Partner: Linux 2.4 Businesses’ Enterprising Plans

“It’s bigger and better, but Linux vendors will only slowly be
bringing the hot new Linux kernel, 2.4, to market in their
commercial Linux distribution packages.”

“Even SuSE, the most gung ho 2.4 supporter of the Big Four Linux
distributors, isn’t already burning new CD-ROMs with the latest and
greatest Linux. While Dirk Hohndel, SuSE’s CTO says that “2.4 will
be available as a download from the SuSE Web page,” the CD drive
version for Intel systems will come later. That’s because,
according to Hohndel, “V2.4’s major contribution is improved
scalability, however, the key to its success are [the] stable
solutions [that] SuSE implements around the new version.”

“While Linux 2.4 is indeed ready to go, the Linux vendors aren’t
rushing commercial versions until their own value-added products
and services surrounding the core operating system are ready to


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