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SubjectRe: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change
On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Hans J. Koch wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 05:25:09PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > Benefits of this is it more accuratly represents to people just how old
> > the kernel they are currently running is (2.6.9 would be have been
> > 2004.9.0 on this naming scheme.)
>
> That would be a nice advantage, especially in embedded land where
> industry people frequently use ancient kernels. OTOH, those people also
> still use Windows 2000 without realizing what the "2000" implies.

If you want to leapfrog Microsoft (and perhaps want to bring a tribute
to UNIX at the same time?), just call the next version Linux 7.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds


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