October 27, 2003

Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton Release Linux Kernel 2.6 Test9 Version

The Open Source Development Labs
(OSDL), a global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to
accelerating the adoption of Linux, today announced the release of a new 2.6
Linux test kernel version from Linux creator Linus Torvalds and 2.6 kernel
maintainer Andrew Morton that is ready for enterprise testing.

The software release -- available on the Web at http://www.kernel.org or
ftp.kernel.org -- is called the test9 release version of the Linux 2.6 kernel.
It is a significant milestone in the development of the final production
version of the new 2.6 Linux kernel. OSDL is calling on major Linux
customers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and leading systems providers
to target the test9 release version for testing, validation and enhancement to
prepare for the next production release of Linux.

"Now is when we want big companies and software vendors to step in and
hammer on the kernel so we can get their ideas into the final production
release of 2.6 Linux," said OSDL Fellow Linus Torvalds. "This is their last
big chance."

Link: prnewswire.com


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