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My Excellent $199 Chromebook Adventure

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groklaw.net: I impulsively bought one of the $199 Acer C7 Chromebooks, specifically to find out if I could successfully put pure Linux on the Android laptop. I know Android runs on Linux, the kernel, but I wanted KDE, which is what I normally run. I wanted both, and I thought it'd be fun.

Search for Unix Manual Author Halted

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theregister.co.uk: The New Zealand authorities have formally called off the search for the sailing cruiser Nina, and say its seven-person crew, which includes Evi Nemeth who for the last 30 years has written the system administration handbooks for Unix and Linux, is now presumed lost at sea.

Firefox OS phones arrive for €69

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Moz/FF

pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla has entered the smartphone race with the launch of the first consumer-ready phones running its Firefox OS - and promised a tablet "ASAP".

Firefox OS phone launches Tuesday in Spain

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Spain-based carrier Telefonica will release on Tuesday the very first Firefox OS phone -- the inexpensive ZTE Open. The launch is a significant milestone in Mozilla's attempt to crack the Apple and Google mobile strongholds.

Unix Guru Evi Nemeth Missing, Feared Lost At Sea

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slashdot: Retired Colorado professor Evi Nemeth has been missing since June 4. Nemeth, 73, is known as the primary author of the definitive Unix systems administration guide.

So, where does Linux fit into the post-PC world?

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Linux

zdnet.com: After over a decade of positive predictions by stalwarts, the year of Linux desktop hasn't materialized. Is it time to give up on the platform? I think not.

Exclusive Interview | Garrett D’Amore

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Interviews

unixmen.com: During the week, Unixmen exclusively interviewed Illumos Founder, Garrett D’Amore. Garrett has worked for the likes of Sun Microsystems and Nexenta. Upon the announcement of Oracle closing development of OpenSolaris, he founded the Illumos project which would become a continuation of the OpenSolaris kernel.

State Of OpenIndiana

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unixmen.com : When Oracle announced it was discontinuing the development of OpenSolaris, there was shock among the free Unix community. A fork of OpenSolaris was quickly announced. Let’s fast forward to today and we have a complete Illumos based, OpenSolaris forked Unix distribution-OpenIndiana.

Google should acquire Canonical and merge Ubuntu with Android

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Google
Ubuntu

intomobile.com: Ubuntu could easily emerge as a force to reckon with in the mobile industry. Perhaps a stand-alone Ubuntu platform won’t succeed (cause it lacks major backers), but Ubuntu for Android definitely has a chance.

Also: The Insidious Nature of Chromebooks

OpenSXCE Continues OpenSolaris Tradition

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ostatic.com: Posted under "things I hope get traction and thrive", OpenSXCE is the latest iteration of the once popular OpenSolaris Community Edition. OpenSXCE is based on Illumos, the operating system descendent from OpenSolaris, and as such inherits some of the great stuff that originated at Sun.

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