Kite has been around since March, 1999, when I got it for free from the great people at VA Research. It's a marvelous machine, with 4 fans, fast SCSI, and it was designed for linux!
Kite's a nice machine, my favorite to use of the ones available. It's quite fast and stable, and has more memory and disk space than I know what to do with.
I still think of kite as my main server machine, though I'm moving more and more of the server functions over to box and dragon. Kite still handles a lot of the load, including:
I use Kite as a development machine, for my work as a Debian Linux developer, and it is always running the absolute latest software. For no particular reason, I've put up some screenshots of kite in action.