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Feb 01, 2002, 19:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"Michael Spertus says his company's port of its Great Circle software diagnostic tool to Linux could help Open Source developers debug their code and deliver good software to the community faster. Spertus is so sure of Great Circle's usefulness that his company is running a a demo for the program debugging the giant Mozilla browser codebase, and new results based on the latest Mozilla code will be released every week.

"'Linux is a fantastic operating system -- it's fast, it's stable, people run their Linux boxes for years,' Spertus said. 'But the applications that run on Linux are not all as fast and stable as the operating system, or so rumor has it. What good is it if your computer runs for a year, if your application crashes twice a day?' He added: 'The really exciting thing is when you combine a good operating like Linux together with a good application like Apache, they become huge successes. Something like this will really help create a lot more really solid, enterprise-strength applications for Linux. We hope that can be a valuable step, when you have your Linux apps be as solid as your OS, and where that's happened, Linux has had huge success.'..."

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