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).
Linux kernel version 2.2.0 moves Linux firmly up the same enterprise ladder
Microsoft hopes to climb with Windows 2000. Key business features
Commercial kernel v2.2 releases will be coming from Caldera, Red Hat, SuSI,
and Pacific HiTech in first quarter 1999.
- 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.
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