October 30, 2003

Latest Linux technology takes slow road to the enterprise

An updated version of the heart of Linux is expected soon, but it could be more than a year before the operating system's top seller includes it in
its corporate product.

Red Hat's newest product for businesses, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (RHEL 3.0), released last week, is based on version 2.4.21 of the Linux kernel,
the core part of the OS. Customers will have to hold out for RHEL 4 to see Linux version 2.6 in the corporate product, said Brian Stevens, Red Hat's
vice president of OS development.

"The reality is it's not ready," Stevens said of the 2.6 kernel.

Link: news.zdnet.co.uk


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