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Hi, I'm Andy Grover, and I'm a Linux kernel developer. I'm currently working on a network protocol called RDS, which is used (mostly on Infiniband today) for Oracle RAC IPC messages as well as by the recently-announced Exadata technology. RDS is poised for wider adoption, so I hope to talk more about its growth in the future, as well as technical issues around it, and Linux in general.

A tip: Sometimes enterprise distros can be a little short on having all the packages you need, if you're using them for development instead of actually serving anything. For example, git is the source control tool of choice for most people doing Linux kernel-related work. RHEL and OEL don't have it. However, the EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository does! It's run by the Fedora project and does a good job of providing a way to have the stability of an enterprise distro, and the package selection of a community distro.

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