Home > Linux > Linux Kernel 2.4.20 Released Linux Kernel 2.4.20 Released Eugenia Loli 2002-11-29 Linux 6 Comments Get the Linux kernel 2.4.20 from here, changelog here. Test-kernel 2.5.50 was also released. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 6 Comments 2002-11-29 6:22 pm 2.5.50 is also out btw… best (duh…) 2.5.x so far, a bunch of good Alan Cox patches in there. 2002-11-29 11:03 pm I just hope they’ll apply the gentoo patches soon. It seems like there has been a LOT of changes since 2.4.19. 2002-11-29 11:13 pm >It seems like there has been a LOT of changes since 2.4.19. Thanks God, since Marcelo Tossati took over the kernel maintaince of 2.4.x, we don’t have a new kernel each week (the BSD people used to make fun of the linux kernel releases: “kernel of the week” Since Marcelo took over, there is a real release cycle, it takes months to release a new kernel, and they get under proper testing and RCs. I like it better now personally. 2002-11-30 3:24 am I agreed with Eugenia. At least things are properly tested before release. Hopefully it slows down version inflation. Linus uses ‘version inflation’ to explain why next release is 2.6 not 3.0. Good job Marcelo. 2002-11-30 10:15 pm I just downloaded and compiled the new kernel and it’s runing extremely well. 2002-12-01 10:56 am what are some of the new features? just better HW support?