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CNET News.com: Linux founder outlines vision

Aug 11, 1999, 15:11 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Linus Torvalds's laptop runs out of batter[y] power too fast...The future of Linux therefore holds power management and several other features aimed at making the open source" operating system better for ordinary computer users, Torvalds said today at a keynote address at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo..."

"Glimpses into the future of Linux aren't just important for Linux hobbyists. With computer companies such as IBM and Red Hat staking their future on the Unix-like operating system, Torvalds's prognostications are the closest thing Linux has to a product road map..."

"Torvalds recently reworked the Linux development strategy for the next release of the current kernel of Linux...as a result of the faster and more modest philosophy, several fancier, high-end features won't be appearing until later upgrades of the Linux kernel."

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