SearchOpenSource: Linux Business Desktops: Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL
Mar 21, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Korelc, Ed Tittel)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link.
"The Linux Hardware Abstraction Layer, or HAL, is a much
friendlier computer tool than HAL, the bipolar computer in the
movie, '2001: A Space Odyssey.' While HAL left its users lost in
space, Linux HAL helps Linux desktop users get connected
hard-to-handle hardware devices.
"In other words, Linux HAL opens the pod bay doors. HAL opens
the pod bay doors for those who want better hardware device
integration for Linux business desktops with a little help from
another newcomer, PolicyKit..."