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2.6 Watch

2.6 Watch

Linus Torvalds wants to focus on the stability of the next- generation 2.6 Linux kernel rather than patches "that don't fix a real and clear bug," he said. The widgetry, which is supposed to be able to scale to 16 processors, is intended for more mission- critical applications than its predecessors. We hear it's very buggy, which reflects on the open source community and makes one wonder whether this so-called disruptive technology is really any better than old-fashioned proprietary development.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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Christopher hubbell 10/20/03 10:28:47 AM EDT

"We hear it's very buggy, which reflects on the open source community and makes one wonder whether this so-called disruptive technology is really any better than old-fashioned proprietary development."

WOW! Now that's an incredibly unsubstantiated statement for a technical article.

I've been hanging on, but this one is the end of my subscription - this newsletter is a loose cannon, and doesn't help the Open Source movement at all. Get some critical analysis behind your articles, and make staements you can back up or don't make them.

Ivan Cruz 10/18/03 12:41:55 PM EDT

Proprietary software is far more buggier then free/open software. You just don't know about it because nobody will tell you. They are silenced by fierce NDAs.

NOCAR 10/17/03 06:59:52 PM EDT

Your head is buggy.