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The Register: TurboLinux clustering and the code-forking scare

Oct 28, 1999, 16:01 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Annie Kermath)

"TurboLinux airdropped some 'clustering enhancements' on to Linuxland this week, but it wound up mounting a search-and-rescue operation before anyone noticed."

"The kernel patch adds some load-balancing which TurboLinux says will make Linux more attractive as a clustering option..."

"Now this unremarkable posting would have got little attention, but for the intervention of ComputerWorld and the usually reliable New York analyst outfit DH Brown Associates, who saw a chance to give us that old favourite -- 'when will Linux fork?' ComputerWorld, the puzzling IDG weekly which has jumped onto the Windows NT bandwagon just as the other trade weeklies are jumping off...quoted DH Brown's Tony Iams as saying that Linus had better...include it or the kernel would fork."

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