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PC Week: Databases give Linux an ‘in’

But OS kernel still faces test at high end

“Linux’s modest hardware requirements, good performance,
excellent manageability and low cost are key competitive
advantages. And database servers are ideal candidates for operating
system replacement…”

“However,… the current Linux kernel needs to be tuned better
for high-end SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) systems, for example,
and has a 2GB file size limit.”

“Version 2.2.0pre5 of the Linux kernel was released last week.
The new version is expected to fix some of the SMP problems.”

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