The news, as reported by Sean Michael Kerner in InternetNews.com is that the end has come after 11 years for Linux 2.4. He writes that the 2.4 kernel has been in maintenance-only mode for the most part for the last six years, ever since the 2.6 kernel was first released. There has long been a subset of vendors (many on the embedded side) that still relied on 2.4, but that's no longer the case, he notes. Although EOL has been officially declared, Kerner avers that, as is often the case in open source, ... "I suspect this isn't quite the last we've heard of Linux 2.4. I suspect that this final EOL message will wake up some developer or vendor that suddenly realizes they still need the old kernel."
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