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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

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"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..."

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