The polite term in system administration is "problem determination." The impolite experience is killing, when IT managers have to spend days trying to figure out why their company's systems froze. This week, IBM vice president of autonomic computing, Alan Ganek, explains the concept of autonomic computing as a solution. Our reader poll lets you decide if autonomic computing as our future is inevitable or impractical.
Over at MandrakeSoft, the company is healing itself from a difficult past with better shows of profitability and what it believes will be a significantly better development process, in serving up releases in the form of Community and Official versions. Company co-founder Gael Duval tells Open what its new development roadmap is all about. Our reader poll asks if you're ready to be a distro pioneer or prefer to play it safe.
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