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Linux products use new kernel

The first versions of commercial Linux products using the new 2.4 kernel are about to arrive. SuSE, a German Linux seller making a push into the United States, will use the new kernel in its version 7.1 release Feb. 8, the company said. Prices range from $29.95 to $69.96 for the product. Among the improvements in the new kernel, released Jan. 4, are better support for USB connections and for multiprocessor computers.

The first versions of commercial Linux products using the new 2.4 kernel are about to arrive. SuSE, a German Linux seller making a push into the United States, will use the new kernel in its version 7.1 release Feb. 8, the company said. Prices range from $29.95 to $69.96 for the product. Among the improvements in the new kernel, released Jan. 4, are better support for USB connections and for multiprocessor computers.