Linux 2

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-12-20 Print this article Print

.6"> Linux 2.6

Although it was released at the end of last year, it was during this year that the latest major revision of the Linux kernel began making its way into distributions large and small.

Linux 2.6 includes overhauls of key subsystems, such as those that manage process scheduling, threading and memory management. All these changes combined to yield improved scalability, performance and responsiveness across the operating system.

Linux 2.6 also saw the number of subsystems grow to include everything from massive multiprocessor systems—through support for NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access)—to very small systems—through the inclusion of uClinux project technology for embedded devices that lack a memory management unit.

Click here to read more analysis of Linux 2.6.

—Jason Brooks

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