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Windows 8 vs Mac OS X vs Ubuntu Linux vs Chrome OS

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societyandreligion.com: I honestly like them all, and I use them all on a daily basis.

Hands-on with Mozilla’s Web-based “Firefox OS” for smartphones

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arstechnica.com: Launching a new mobile OS is a difficult project since the market leaders, Android and iOS, have such a big lead. Mozilla, the non-profit foundation behind Firefox, believes it can tackle this dilemma.

The secret origins of Google's Chrome OS

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zdnet.com: Many people know that Chrome OS is based on Linux. But where did Google's operating system actually come from -- and what is it made of today? Here's its story.

Google Chrome OS vs. Ubuntu

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datamation.com: In this article, I'll explore how Chrome OS stacks up against Ubuntu and whether the two operating systems are likely to appeal to the same user base.

Funny Mythness

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linuxforu.com: There are many myths related to Linux in a business environment. For me, the most pervasive and irritating is the assumption that the most convenient and efficient way for everybody (including me) to do our jobs is from a Microsoft desktop. It seems irrelevant that I spend most of my day wrangling Linux and Solaris servers.

1998’s most intriguing OS, 15 years later: Hands-on with Haiku alpha 4

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arstechnica.com: An OS of yore
Revived and open source freed
Waiting to be used

Haiku: BeOS for the 21st Century

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maketecheasier.com: Welcome back to 1995! Not. Although the open-source Haiku operating system is based on the older BeOS, a long-defunct operating system, the Haiku developers are keeping their project up with the times. Today I’m going to give you a screenshot tour of this unique OS.

What on Earth is Gnome OS?

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techradar.com: The buzzword at the moment definitely seems to be "platform", and the Gnome team aren't happy just writing a bunch of libraries and programs sitting on top of a base system that they don't control. More specifically, they're looking to have more control over the whole experience for Gnome users.

Whatever happened to the Hurd? – The story of the GNU OS

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linuxuser.co.uk: If Linux hadn’t captured the moment and the imagination of developers, the energy that gathered around Linux might have gone to the Hurd and the world might have been a different place.

Linux is Free and it Shows

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  • Linux is Free and it Shows
  • FreeBSD news wrap up (10 December)
  • BSD Magazine (Dec 2012): Linux Jails in PC-BSD
  • Firefox OS simulator hits v1.0 as launch looms
  • Elementary OS Luna Review
  • Slax 7.0 released
  • Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review Part 4
  • Red Hat Named In Top 50 Companies to Work for in 2013
  • For Red Hat, Whitehurst changed his ways
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