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Various bits of news about operating systems

10 OSes on the Move

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serverwatch.com: It's certainly been quite a decade in the world of enterprise operating systems: There have been some spectacular winners, like Linux, and few epic failures, like Microsoft Vista. With the end of the decade little more than two weeks away, now seems a good time to take a look at what the future might hold. So to mark the end of the Noughties and the start of the Tens here is a highly subjective list of 10 OSes that will (or in some cases won't) be making the news during the next 10 years.

Five Web-Centric Alternatives to Google Chrome OS

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Google

chromeosgeek.com: Despite Google’s move into the operating system (OS) space, the idea of a primarily cloud-centric OS is nothing revolutionary. Some current offerings present welcome alternatives to mainstream operating systems, packing in useful features and making it easier to access your online content.

Also: Yet Another Funny Tshirt

What Chrome OS has on Windows that Linux doesn’t

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chromeosgeek.com: Google’s Chrome OS isn’t the first operating system to challenge Microsoft Windows’ commanding lead. But it’s got an advantage that other rivals such as Linux lacked: the Web.

Intent Is The Problem

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links.org: Of late, I keep banging into the problem that people want systems to be “secure by default”: they don’t want to pester the user about security. They want the system to just do the right thing. The problem is, this just isn’t possible.

UNIX turns 40 - Why is it still thriving?

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The systems world will shortly be celebrating a major anniversary milestone. UNIX is turning 40 years old! Most of us know the story of how UNIX was born, but what about why? Was it born strictly because its founders wanted to play a computer game on a different platform? And why does UNIX continue to thrive 15 years after an (in)famous Byte Magazine article that asked: Is UNIX dead?

Make my OS Faster

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terminally-incoherent.com: Have you noticed how all prominent operating systems seem to bloat with each release? Windows is probably the best example, but even Ubuntu had slowly gained weight and become more of a resource hog over the years.

FreeBSD 8.0 Benchmarked Against Linux, OpenSolaris

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phoronix.com: With the stable release of FreeBSD 8.0 arriving last week we finally were able to put it up on the test bench and give it a thorough look over with the Phoronix Test Suite. We compared the FreeBSD 8.0 performance between it and the earlier FreeBSD 7.2 release along with Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10 on the Linux side and then the OpenSolaris 2010.02 b127 snapshot on the Sun OS side.

Virtual computers in a virtual world

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toolbox.com/blogs: The method I like the best for evaluating different operating systems, whether they are different Linux distributions, BSD, MacOS or the latest windows offering, is to use virtual machines.

Chromium OS, Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook Remix Benchmarks

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  • Chromium OS, Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook Remix Benchmarks
  • Chromium OS - Digging deeper into the open source Chrome OS
  • 10 Things Missing From Google Chrome OS

Brin: Two Google Operating Systems May Become One

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Google

pcworld.com: Google co-founder says Chrome and Android could someday become a single OS. Chrome browser plus Android OS equals... Android.

Also: ChromeOS – Google missed a great opportunity

ChromeOS first impressions

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Google

tech.xlab.si: As with anything new coming from Google, there has been a lot of expectation regarding the new Google “operating system” for PCs based on the Chrome browser.

Also: Was Chrome OS a Disappointment?
And: VMware Image of Google Chrome OS

The Google ChromeOS - Not the Linux messiah

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Google
  • The Google ChromeOS - Not the Linux messiah
  • Chrome OS: Internet failing at PC > PC failing at Internet
  • Try Out Google Chrome OS For Yourself

MS, other rivals slam Google Chrome OS

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  • Microsoft, other rivals slam Google Chrome OS
  • Google Chrome OS - do we want another monoculture?
  • [Video] ChromeOS Vs Windows Vs Mac Vs Linux – Hilarious

Google Chrome First Official Screenshots

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Google

  • Google Chrome First Official Screenshots
  • OMG! ChromeOS Live Blog
  • Official Chromium OS Site
  • Releasing the Chromium OS open source project
  • Chrome OS: Some Early Preview Videos
  • Google Chrome OS Event (and Live webcast)

Real Chrome OS developer preview screenshot

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  • Real Chrome OS developer preview screenshot
  • Google Chrome OS: What to look for this week
  • 5 Expectations for Google's Chrome OS Event

Google Chrome OS: A Nice Place to Visit, But?

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pcworld.com: Chrome OS strikes me as being just enough Linux to allow an underpowered computer to run Chrome browser and connect to cloud-based applications. How exciting can that really be?

RUMOR: Google's Chrome OS arriving next week

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downloadsquad.com: It seems a little birdy told TechCrunch that Google's Chrome OS has an early version launching next week. Here at Download Squad, we've been searching for clues about what this new browser-centered OS might look like.

Operating systems: upgrade or reinstall? guilt or pleasure?

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Linux

sutor.com: I say scary because of the validation scheme in more recent versions of the operating system. What if it didn’t like me anymore? What if it thought I should buy a new version of Windows because I changed the hard drive, or the memory, or the keyboard, or I parted my hair on a different side that day?

If Windows, Linux and OSX Opened Cafes...

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Humor

daniweb.com: The New York Times reported today that Apple has opened its first Apple Store in Paris, underneath the Louvre no less, and just two weeks after Microsoft opened up a Windows 7 cafe in Paris in another location. The idea of these two companies competing in a retail environment, and especially a Windows-themed cafe, got me thinking about what would happen if three cafes opened each run in the same style of the operating system it was named for. I figure it might look something like this:

Value added equals useless bloat

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Linux
Software

toolbox.com/blogs: What is it with installing programs these days? Just about any program you wish to install comes with some useless so called value added junk which does nothing but use up computer resources and slow it down. I am not just talking about windows programs either.

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