Linux 2.0 is a sophisticated high performance unixlike operating system for multiple
Key new features in 2.0
- Appletalk networking
- Much faster swapping performance
- Many new devices of all kinds.
- Symmetric Multiprocessing on Intel and Sun4m
- Disk striping and mirroring
- Windows95 VFAT disk handling
- Netware and Windows for WorkGroups clients
- Digital Alpha, 680x0 and Sparc supported
Key Linux Features
 64bit on the Digital Alpha architecture
- Protected 32bit Multi-user Operating System. No 16bit code bottlenecks beyond the bootup routine..
- Advanced 32 bit virtual memory subsystem.
- No 640K limit. Linux can run 3Gb processes if you have enough virtual memory.
- Per user file and application security.
- Industry standard X windows networked GUI. Run applications across the network. Have
applications from multiple machines on your workstation at the same time.
- Shared libraries for disk and memory efficiency.
- Unified memory/disk cache for high performance.
- Transparent software FPU emulation for integer only machines.
- POSIX.1 style API with both USL and BSD extensions. Porting almost all
correctly written Posix or Unix API based programs is trivial.
- TCP/IP networking including both protocol layers and the standard BSD tool set.
- Wide set of internet world wide web tools.
- NFS server and client - the standard Unix network file system.
- SAMBA SMB server for Lan manager and Windows for workgroups clients.
- MARS_UWE Netware sever clone for use on IPX networks.
- Netatalk Appletalk server for Appletalk networks.
- Internet SMTP mail server and clients - including MIME support.
- UUCP software for old style efficient store and forward traffic.
- SLIP and PPP for internet networking over analog or digital modems.
- Wide range of high performance network drivers.
- Wide range of supported hardware.
- Multimedia soundcard and CD-ROM drivers.
- DOS Emulator (will _not_ run all DOS applications nor windows beyond
 Intel only at present