distributions based on the updated kernel until well into 2004.
Torvalds, Linux's lead developer and now an OSDL Fellow, and Linux kernel maintainer Andrew Morton this week released the test10 version of Linux 2.6
after a three-year development effort. A final test11 version is expected before they sign off on the production version next month.
"The final beta [went] on servers a couple of days ago," Morton told CRN on Tuesday. "I expect 2.6 will come out in the second half of December."