February 2, 2004

Conversation with the Linux kernel keeper

Andrew Morton, the Linux kernel v2.6 maintainer at the Open Source Development Labs, spoke with InfoWorld Contributing Editor Paul Venezia.

IW: The v2.4 kernel release was viewed as a watershed event for Linux and brought significant improvements for server-class systems. What can we
expect from v2.6?

AM: 2.6 will scale significantly further than 2.4 on large machines. More CPUs, more memory, more disks, larger disks, more threads, etc. Also, it is
smoother and more responsive on the desktop. The merge of uCLinux is nice for very small embedded systems.

Link: infoworld.com

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