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What to Do When the Right Person Doesn't Come Along

Finding just the right technical person remains a challenge. Waiting for just the right person to come along, or hiring someone with inadequate skills, can often result in late or high-defect projects. A project will most likely fail if you have not hired the appropriate staff. Learn when to wait when hiring for a position, and when to change what people will do.

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.

Why is Linux so Reliable?

In the last few years, we have become accustomed to living in a Windows-centric world, and yet software reliability in PC systems is still a long way from being anything desirable. Systems crash on a regular basis, and to many it has become a fact of life. There is, however, an upstart operating system called Linux whose software development process would at best be characterized as chaotic by formal process models. Les Hatton describes the dramatic inroads Linux has made in the PC server market.

Les Hatton, Oakwood Computing, U.K.


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