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Various bits of news about operating systems

Dual-Booting Linux And Windows: Easier Said than Done

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earthweb.com: "Dual-booting with Windows and desktop Linux is a snap to do.” This statement is at best a half-truth as it really depends on the skill set of the person trying to install Linux along side Windows. Despite this, I hear people stating this as a fact nearly everyday. Drives me bananas.

Battle Of The OS Titans

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forbes.com: Why consumers likely will win in the operating systems battle brewing among Apple, Google, Microsoft and Linux.

Windows, OS X, Ubuntu: maturity or stagnation?

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news.zdnet.co.uk: Which is the best operating system — Windows 7, OS X 10.6 or Ubuntu 9.10? The question is almost pointless. Beneath their skins, the operating systems are remarkably similar.

5 reasons why Google Chrome OS may not make it

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ghabuntu.com: I have identified 5 bottlenecks that Google would have tackle otherwise Chrome OS may not make any meaningful impact on the OS market.

No, that's not the Google Chrome OS

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blogs.computerworld.com: I know lots of people who really want to see Google's Linux-based Chrome operating system. I should. I'm one of them. But, alas, that story going around that there's been a leak of Chrome isn't true.

Want That Early Chrome OS Build? You Got It.

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techcrunch.com: The hits keep on coming from Jonathan Frederickson, the TechCrunch reader who turned our initial revelation of a “chromeos” folder on the Chromium build site into a full-on walk through. Today, he’s doing what Google won’t: Making the early Chrome OS build available for download.

A First Glimpse Of Chrome OS In The Flesh

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techcrunch.com: Following our post about Chrome OS yesterday, it looks like those wily folks at Google have removed the “chromeos” folder from the Chromium build folder. Too bad. But luckily, before they did, TechCrunch reader and Linux user, Jonathan Frederickson, was able to grab the code and managed to install it.

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10 vs OS X 10.6

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lunduke.com: October is a big month for computer nerds. Windows 7 (October 22nd) and Ubuntu 9.10 (October 29th) will both be released. But which should you use? Which is the best for your particular needs? Let’s take a look.

Apple vs. Microsoft: Top 20 stolen ideas of OS wars

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infoworld.com: Although Mac fanboys and Windows zealots don't like to admit it, the fact is that both Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard contain features that originated in the other OS. Some features were stolen so long ago that they've become part of the computing landscape, and it's difficult to remember who invented what.

Sun releases Solaris 10 10/09

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h-online.com: Sun Microsystems has announced the availability of the 10/09 update for its Solaris 10 operating system (OS). The latest release includes a number of bug fixes, feature updates and expanded support for new processors.

Computer OS's and Bee Hives

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There is Apple for the Cadillac through Mercedes crowd who simply must let everyone know they have the money to have less viruses. Then there is Linux.

A CLEAR new OS concept.

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toolbox.com/blogs: The product? The new release of the beta version of their latest ClearOS(5.1). I was expecting just another fork of another Linux distribution. You know the standard Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, RedHat type of thing. One thing was evident was that these people were definitely thinking out of the box.

Google Chrome OS on Chinese netbook next month?

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cnet.com/blogs: Google announced their plans to make an operating system for computers earlier this summer, and its eagerly awaited release date is 'sometime in 2010'. But a Chinese manufacturer might be about to get a head-start.

Microsoft backed Barrelfish OS goes Open Source

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blog.internetnews.com: If you happen to believe that Microsoft could never open source one of its operating systems, think again.

Waiting for Chrome

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blogs.computerworld.com: I keep expecting Google to release an alpha version of their Chrome operating system, but it hasn't happened yet. I know they're working on it, but that's about all I can say. However, over in China, there's a story of early devices running alpha Chrome and some Linux fans have made their own version of Chrome.

40 years of Unix

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blogs.computerworld.com: 1969, the summer of love for most, was the summer of not having enough computer resources for AT&T Bell Lab employees Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie.

Open Android Alliance formed

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Unix at 40: Hanging on despite strong Linux, Windows challenges

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infoworld.com: In a twist of irony, the Unix platform celebrates its 40th birthday this year, as does the man whose work probably has done more to diminish the trendiness of Unix than anyone else: Linux founder Linus Torvalds.

Try Out an Unofficial, But Working, "Chrome OS"

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lifehacker.com: The official, actually-made-by-Google Chrome OS won't hit netbooks until late 2010, but you can try out a custom-built Linux distribution that's somewhat stripped down and puts Google's browser at the center of everything.

My ideal operating system

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Over the weekend I was running my usual route and doing my usual thinking…about Linux. A strange thought crossed my mind as my music-listening-device (not an iPod thank you very much) jumped from one genre of music to another: What would my ideal operating system consist of?

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