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Veritas sends word that verison 2.4 of Linux has hit the streets. Here’s word from the man himself:

Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 16:01:22 -0800 (PST)
From: Linus Torvalds [email protected]
To: Kernel Mailing List [email protected]
Subject: And oh, btw..

In a move unanimously hailed by the trade press and industry analysts as
being a sure sign of incipient braindamage, Linus Torvalds (also known as
the “father of Linux” or, more commonly, as “mush-for-brains”) decided
that enough is enough, and that things don’t get better from having the
same people test it over and over again. In short, 2.4.0 is out there.

Anxiously awaited for the last too many months, 2.4.0 brings to the table
many improvements, none of which come to mind to the exhausted release
manager right now. “It’s better”, was the only printable quote. Pressed
for details, Linus bared his teeth and hissed at reporters, most of which
suddenly remembered that they’d rather cover “Home and Gardening” than the
IT industry anyway.

Ah, gardening….

Well, anyway, 2.4 brings a number of improvements, including an IDE chipset update, better DVD-RAM support, a host of bug fixes, and a Firewire update. Plus lots of other stuff.

I’d link a mirror, but none of them will work for a good while anyway.

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Scott Wasson Former Editor-in-Chief

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Scott Wasson is a veteran in the tech industry and the former Editor-in-Chief at Tech Report. With a laser focus on tech product reviews, Wasson's expertise shines in evaluating CPUs and graphics cards, and much more.

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