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Kernel 2.6 in Homestretch, Adopters Waiting at Finish Line

Oct 10, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland, Matt Loney)

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ZDNet: Torvalds Starts Locking Down Next Linux

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"Linux leader Linus Torvalds has moved the development of the upcoming 2.6 kernel of the open-source operating system to a new phase aimed solely at making the heart of the OS less likely to crash.

"Torvalds released version 2.6.0-test7 of the Linux kernel Wednesday, saying he and 2.6 leader Andrew Morton now are directing programmers to focus on stability rather than cleaning up the code..."

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ZDNet UK: New Kernel Set to Speed Linux Adoption

"Linux is ready to spread from Web servers into mainstream applications at the heart of businesses, according to companies exhibiting at the Linux Expo in London's Olympia conference centre on Thursday...

"It will, say the vendors, be the adoption of version 2.6 of the Linux kernel that signals the open-source operating system's readiness for more mission-critical applications. IBM plans to introduce the 2.6 kernel into its products early in 2004..."

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