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40 years of Unix

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  • Timeline: 40 years of Unix

  • Unix turns 40: The past, present and future of a revolutionary OS
  • On the shoulders of giants: Three Unix movers and shakers
  • The Unix family tree
  • Survey: Unix has a long and healthy future, say users

Linux, Android Linux, and Windows 7 Go to War

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linuxplanet.com: Not all that along ago, I was hearing rumors that the release of Windows 7 will spell the death of Linux on tiny notebook type computers called netbooks. Despite netbooks not requiring the Windows OS desktop Linux remains largely unknown.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Performance

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phoronix.com: The 2009.06 release introduced better codec support, SPARC support, improved hardware support, numerous enhancements to the Image Packaging System, and plenty of other changes. Today though we are here with some benchmarks.

OpenSolaris is becoming more like regular Solaris

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infoworld.com: Lines are beginning to blur between the open source and commercial versions of the Sun Microsystems Solaris Unix operating system.

Who wants a giant poster of the history of Unix?

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theregister.co.uk: This one is strictly for the hardcore fan - for the very first time, it says here, you have the chance to purchase a giant poster showing the history and development of Unix. Debian, OpenServer, OpenBSD and Mac OSX all have their place in history shown.

Do Kids Really Need Their Own Computer OS?

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informationweek.com/blog: When should a baby get his or her own first computer? According to some marketers, it could be the perfect 1st birthday gift. I'm not convinced.

OpenSolaris vs. Linux Kernel Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: We are back with more operating system benchmarks today, but this time we are comparing the performance of the Linux and Sun OpenSolaris kernels.

China deploys secure computer operating system

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smh.com.au: Coleman told the Times that Kylin has been under development since 2001 and the first Chinese computers to use it are government and military servers that were converted beginning in 2007.

SourceForge.net 2009 Community Choice Awards Nominations Start Today

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SourceForge, the global online network for community-driven tech media and e-commerce, today announced the opening of nominations for the fourth annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards.

ReactOS works! Sort of …

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kmandla.wordpress: On a whim, I installed the latest pre-release release of ReactOS today. I tried it a long time ago and had no luck whatsoever — black screens, nonbooting or just generalized irregular behavior — and so I rarely give it a thought.

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KDE With Theoretical Client-Side Decorations, Windows 10 Influence

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Pondering FOSS foundations

In the case of the Document Foundation, the LibreOffice project needed an independent, solid and meritocratic entity dedicated to support it. In other terms, the OpenOffice.org community wanted to be its own boss and stop relying on corporate – or even third party – good will. If you attend the Community Track on the 31st you will be able to learn more about the Document Foundation and the other entities, but my message here is that while there is no silver bullet in these matters, forcing a community be hosted or to bend to a software vendor never works. It bends if it wants to; it goes whereever it wishes to go. In the case of the Document Foundation, independence and community rule prevailed over convenience; today the results do not need to be proven anymore. But it does not mean we hold the truth more than anybody else: we just ensured the community was in charge. Read more

10+ Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

There is some discussion of whether or not you should upgraded to 14.10 here, but the short version is, for most people an upgrade from 14.04 is not necessary but not a bad idea, and an upgrade from any earlier version is a very good idea. Mostly, though, you should just upgrade. One could ask the question, should you be installing Ubuntu with Unity. You have to like Unity. I personally like to have a wider range of desktop options than Ubuntu with Unity allows, but for a notebook or laptop where you are going to be using one application at a time, usually use GUI apps, and like to have your computer integrated fairly seamlessly to social networking services, etc., it is a good option. Read more