"I'm not denying that 2.4 is chock-full of significant advances
that promise to extend Linux's appeal beyond providing Internet
infrastructure. It's just that it's a little too early to
"Also, let's not forget that the kernel is only one part of
what's generally known as a Linux system, and a number of other
core components are either due for significant updates or have
already been updated."
"The milestone I'm waiting for is the release of the first
commercial distributions to combine production-quality releases of
the 2.4 kernel, glibc 2.2.1, gcc 2.95 (maybe 3.0 if we're really
lucky), XFree86 4.0.2, KDE 2.1 (and probably the next release of
GNOME). With a little luck, all that should come together by
mid-summer. Then it will be time to celebrate because that will
truly be a stellar combination of software. (Besides, it's a lot
more fun celebrating when the weather is warmer.)"