Alan Cox heeft in een interview met ZDNet UK uitgefloept dat de release van Linux 2.4 voor november of december staat gepland:
Linux developer extrordinaire, Alan Cox, revealed exclusively to ZDNet UK Wednesday that the 2.4 kernel of Linux could be available for developers by November. Casually asserting himself as a true Linux guru, Cox couldn't resist telling ZDNet: "Linus and me are hoping to have 2.4 out by November or December." The revelation will, no doubt, delight Linux disciples worldwide, but there's more: Cox made encouraging noises concerning hardware developments and suggested the most significant forthcoming events for the Linux community are in this area. "The biggest development is going to be scaling," he told ZDNet UK News at the Linux Expo in London's Olympia. "There are a lot of multi-processor machines on the way from vendors and SGI who are really interested in 256 way machines."