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Linux.com: Good Things on the Horizon

Nov 20, 1999, 19:58 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nipp)

"There seems to be a lot going on in the Linux world right now. The upcoming release of the 2.4 kernel, major headway in the area of DVD support, expanded support for hardware in general, especially my favorite sound card the Sound Blaster Live, and much more. This is very exciting for the Linux community. The new features in the 2.4 kernel along with the ever-expanding hardware support will continue to make Linux a more attractive platform for both home and business."

"The biggest news in the world of Linux at the moment is the upcoming release of the 2.4 kernel series. This is the next "stable" series of the Linux kernel, and while not as big a jump as the 2.0 to 2.2 change, this new kernel series has some very exciting and promising changes in store for all of us. This kernel version will present a large number of driver updates, and new drivers all together. This hardware support includes new and updated IDE chipset support, more support for USB devices, more frame buffer support, some new sound chipsets, and more. Another very exciting new hardware development in the kernel is the integration of PCMCIA support directly into the kernel. What does this mean for all of you laptop users? That you will no longer have to obtain, compile, etc., a separate software package to get your PCMCIA cards working."

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