October 29, 2002

Newest Linux: Trick or Treat?

"Apparently unconcerned with the symbolism, the Linux community is marching toward its self-imposed Oct. 31 feature-freeze date for the newest operating system kernel. While what will be Version 2.6 has many laudable improvements, there's still plenty of post-Halloween maturation needed so that Linux stops frightening end usersâ and doesn't appear to be masquerading as an enterprise-ready platform. Linux still gets a wary eye in the enterprise due to its restricted features and growing concern about its security. One key drawback, which will be addressed in 2.6, is support for setting file access permissions using access control lists. Every other major Unix version already does this."

Link: eWeek


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