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Already the subject of intense scrutiny, this new kernel will be the first major revamp of the Linux kernel in two years. We at Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) have worked with Linux developers and together completed more than 4,000 tests on publicly available development versions of this kernel. In recent months, we have run the development kernel, known as 2.5, in our production environment with servers, achieving more than 30 days of continuous uptime. The 2.5 kernel will transition into 2.6, and OSDL is committed to its rapid adoption in the market. (OSDL is a global consortium backed by Computer Associates, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, NEC, and other major vendors.) A fast and deep entry into the market would be a distinct change from what happened with Linux 2.4, when adoption took longer than the industry anticipated. This time around, however, the de... (more)