Re: How long can we avoid using kernel 2.6.x ?
On 24 May 2004, Chris Metzler wrote:
> On Mon, 24 May 2004 16:56:16 +0100
> Anthony Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Is it going to become essential or at least highly
> > desirable to shift to the new kernels in the near future?
> Considering that the 2.0 and 2.2 kernel trees are still being
> maintained, and that there are servers out there running both,
> I don't think you need to hurry to adopt 2.6 for fear of 2.4
> being abandoned. That eventuality is probably a long way off.
> So your transition should be driven by what you can get out
> of it, and whether it's worth it to you.
> I haven't tried it yet, because I keep seeing people (here and
> on other lists) complaining about various problems; I wanna wait
> until the rate of complaints drops enough, especially with regard
> to latency issues. But when that happens, I'll switch promptly
> because of various enhancements that are advertised to speed up
> the desktop tremendously.
Thanks to both for replies. Pretty much what I'd concluded myself. It
was the claims for desktop speedup that principally motivated me to try
out 2.6 but I don't find any noticeable delays with 2.4 so it's not much
of an issue.
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