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A stealth start-up in Athens, Ohio whose name is Spliced Networks LLC is on the threshold of announcing a new Linux distribution that its young CTO John Buswell describes as "unlike anything currently on the market."
It will supposedly eliminate "bloated package management," allowing for upgrades or rollbacks in less than 30 seconds. To compete, Red Hat, Novell and Mandrakesoft would reportedly have to "completely re-engineer their solutions away from RPM and other package management systems."
The company thinks - allowing for market reaction - that it "could spell the end of server operating systems as we know them today, and would likely put an end to Solaris."
The Spliced distribution is supposed to upgrade in 15 second without rebooting and roll back in seconds too. Applications supposedly upgrade in seconds with minimum interruption to services.
Buswell says they're working on the next-generation of appliances - both software and hardware.
Oh, heck, let them tell their own story. This is what his e-mail says: