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Linux grows stronger with kernel update

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The latest version of the Linux kernel - kernel 2.6.14 - which is at the core of many enterprise Linux products, is designed to make it a stronger alternative to the Windows operating system. Enterprise Linux suppliers such as Red Hat and Novell said they expected to adopt the kernel in their Linux distributions to improve the datacentre capabilities of their products.

A Novell spokesman said, "By using the new Linux kernel, Novell can create a mature, datacentre-ready, Linux enterprise server."

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