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Any way the wind SCOs...

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This week’s entry into their history of shame is a claim to own the standard Unix executable file format. What I took away from the whole circus, though, is that you’re playing with fire if you entrust your company or personal computing to proprietary software vendors.

Comparison: Linux vs FreeBSD (Bsd) oses

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If you would like to compare FreeBSD and Linux, then keep in mind following points: SMP support, Reliability/robust, Performance, Security, Filesystem, and Support (community and vendor).

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The Software Wars map

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Ever wonder what map might be hanging inside Fortress Gates, the super-secret center from which Lord Gates and his evil minion, Steve "the Undertaker" Ballmer, run the Evil Empire? Well, no I haven't either, but that hasn't stopped Steven Hilton.

My desktop OS: Zeta

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In a world filled with alternative operating systems, sometimes you have to search for the best. Mac OS X? Nah. "Place name here" distribution of Linux? Nope. Zeta? Definitely. Zeta has all the power it needs to be my primary OS.

Open Source Industry Veteran, Paula Hunter, Joins Collax to Lead U.S. Marketing

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-based server solutions for small and medium businesses, today announced that Paula Hunter, formerly of the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), has joined the management team as vice president of U.S. marketing.

Get ready for the Vista/SUSE smackdown!

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In one corner, we have the champ -- Windows. Come January, it will come out swinging with what Microsoft tells us is the latest and greatest version ever -- Vista.

In the other corner, we have the challenger -- OpenSUSE 10.1!

Windows Vista vs. Linux: Why Vista Might Lose the Battle

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The opening of Beta 2 testing at WinHEC for Windows Vista has once again raised serious questions about Microsoft's ability to keep its promises.

RISC OS found on Pocket PC PDA

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It's a sight that will stun many users. To run RISC OS on a PDA is something we've been crying out for. Here, RISC OS can be seen running on a PocketPC PDA, with no Microsoft software in sight.

Also: ROX desktop in new Debian package

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Fuel Injection for HP-UX

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IBM will tripling the middleware offerings (including WebSphere, Rational, Tivoli, and Lotus) available for HP-UX so that they span the systems vendor's entire portfolio. In other news Linux servers grew 17 percent and now account for 12.2 percent of all server revenue. Linux is found to be much faster than Apple's OS X for statistical computing.

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Debian reconsiders init-system diversity

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