Linux 2.4: Is it soup yet?

Linux godfather Linus Torvalds has posted to kernel.org the near-final release of the Linux 2.

Linux godfather Linus Torvalds has posted to kernel.org the near-final release of the Linux 2.4 kernel. In making available to developers the so-called 2.4.0 Test10-Final release, Torvalds noted that this beta has no known "showstopper" bugs. If no serious bugs are discovered by testers, Torvalds could release the final 2.4 kernel in the coming month. Linux 2.4 is running about a year behind the delivery date originally targeted by Torvalds. "We're still waiting for the Vatican to officially canonize this kernel, but trust me, that's only a matter of time. It's a little known fact, but the Pope likes penguins too," Torvalds joked in an Oct. 31 note to testers. Full story. -- Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet News