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Reuters: Torvalds: New Version of Linux Expected by Midyear

Feb 03, 2000, 04:25 (0 Talkback[s])

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"A new version of the upstart Linux operating system will be released by midyear, its creator, Linus Torvalds said Wednesday, and shares in Linux companies surged."

"The new software, Linux 2.4, is still in development and will be available in the summer, Torvalds said at the LinuxWorld Conference here."

"Shares of Red Hat Inc. (NasdaqNM:RHAT - news), the best known distributor of Linux closed up 15-1/2 to 108, while Andover.net (NasdaqNM:ANDN - news) added 7-1/8 to 36. All three stocks trade on the Nasdaq stock market."

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