Linux 2.2 Enterprise Kernel Nearing Release

Greater scalability and performance will allow Linux to compete effectively against Windows 2000 (whenever Win2000 is finally released).

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Linux kernel version 2.2.0 moves Linux firmly up the same enterprise ladder Microsoft hopes to climb with Windows 2000. Key business features are:
  • Improved Symetrical Multiprocessing for better performance in computers with more than one CPU.
  • Improved performance with Sparc and PowerPC processor chips, enabling Linux to run better on "faster than Intel" CPUs. Linux supports Sparc, PowerPC, Alpha, and Intel CPUs.
  • Improved SCSI drivers.
  • Improved PCI buss probe (plug-and-play features, etc).
  • Filesystem updates providing a faster, more secure file system and improved support for multi-disk RAID configurations.
  • Improved Web server and FTP server performance.
  • Improved memory management for better performance with heavy memory loads and out-of-memory conditions.
  • Networking improvements.
Commercial kernel v2.2 releases will be coming from Caldera, Red Hat, SuSI, and Pacific HiTech in first quarter 1999.

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