TurboLinux curbs disturbing slur

Company founder Cliff Miller is relinquishing his CEO duties to T. Paul Thomas, who joined TurboLinux as president in March. TurboLinux said Miller will remain as chairman and focus on the company's strategic direction and technological development, while Thomas manages its day-to-day business operations.

Dan Kusnetzky, an analyst for IDC in the US, Massachusetts, said he views the reorganisation as a positive step for the open-source software vendor.

"I think they realised they needed expert (management) help to go forward," Kuznetsky said. "You reach a point where you don't need an entrepreneur at the helm and that person can function better as a visionary and spokesman."

The management change follows closely on the heels of Wednesday's layoffs at TurboLinux. Online rumor mill Slashdot.org ran an anonymous report claiming the company had pared at least half of the workers in most departments, but TurboLinux denied that and said the actual number of employees let go was "nowhere near" that level.

Today, TurboLinux also said that Gordon Eubanks, a former Symantec CEO who now heads Oblix in Cupertino, California, is joining its board of directors.

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