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ZDNet: Frigid but fun times in the open source world

Jan 16, 2001, 23:43 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)

"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 celebrate."

"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.)"

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