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internetnews.com: Linux 2.6 Unleashed

Dec 18, 2003, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"'The 2.6 kernel will definitely improve performance and reliability, which is a value proposition the enterprise would value the most,' said Leigh Day, a spokesperson at main Linux vendor Red Hat.

"Red Hat has been running several 2.6 kernel improvements in Enterprise Linux 3 for some time and plans to migrate completely to the new kernel in November, 2004, when it releases Enterprise Linux 4. Given the open nature of the Linux community, the vendor has been able to use the code in development to boost its product before 2.6 was released.

"SuSE, another mainstream commercial Linux vendor, plans to get a leg up on its competitor by launching SuSE Enterprise Server 9.0 with the full 2.6 kernel in the Spring of 2004. Like Red Hat, the German-based Linux developer--in the midst of an acquisition by network software company Novell--has several improvements from the 2.6 kernel in its existing Personal and Professional 9.0 editions.

"Joe Eckert, a SuSE spokesperson, doesn't think the timeframe for including the 2.6 kernel in its Enterprise edition is too hasty..."

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