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Jolicloud: The Operating System Download for Netbook You’ve Been Looking For

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makeuseof.com: I’ve finally found my ideal netbook operating system. It’s called Jolicloud. Let me explain.

OpenSource Operating Systems

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elevenislouder.blogspot: I figured that I should take an opportunity to introduce a few opensource OSs that really haven't been in the lime light much. We all know about Linux and many of us also know about Darwin and BSD. Still some know about OpenSolaris. Which ever ones you know or don't here's a chance to get the scoop.

So is ChromeOS a desktop winner? I think not.

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: When Google announced their ChromeOS there was a flurry of comment and opinion on what this could mean for the GNU/Linux user and the future of free software. Our esteemed editor, Tony Mobily made a bold statement (albeit framed as a question) at the time that Google’s ChromeOS could turn GNU/Linux into a “desktop winner”. I’m not sure that it’s true.

Pros and Cons of the Major Operating Systems

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linux.bihlman.com: There are several options when it comes to choosing an operating system for your computer. Of course Windows is the overwhelming heavyweight in the market place and it isn’t a bad choice in some ways. Also looking for users are Linux, BSD and Leopard.

Cross platform doesn’t exists

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expobrain.net: When you write code in Python you can be almost sure your code will run on different operating systems. I say almost sure, not completely sure, because some of the libraries and packages you are using can have different behaviors on different systems.

Android replaced, banned, forked, and shunned

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  • Angstrom Linux available for Archos 5 Internet Tablet
  • ARCHOS publishes Linux distro for 5 and 7 series Internet Media Tablets
  • Archos posts 'full' Linux distro for Android tablet
  • App Store craziness: banning the word 'Android'
  • The New Era of Big Company Forks
  • Torvalds' Nexus One endorsement may be regretted

Symbian’s EPL versus The Linux GPL.

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Wherein your humble author attempts a quick and dirty rundown of the key differences between the software license covering Symbian’s new open OS and the GNU General Public License that’s served the Linux community for many years.

Note that much of what follows has been cobbled together from Wikipedia pages, so feel free to enlighten and/or correct in the comments below this post…

Ready? Here we go...

What’s up with the Symbian Foundation?

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In one of the first posts on the Symbian Foundation’s new blog the following proclamation was made about the future of Nokia’s proprietary S60 mobile operating system:

“We’re going to give it all away: For free”.

It’s now almost a year later and I have to ask: What’s taking you so long?

More here...

Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Last week we published the first Debian GNU/kFreeBSD benchmarks. We have now extended that comparison to put many other operating systems in a direct performance comparison to these Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD snapshots of 6.0 Squeeze to Fedora 12, FreeBSD 7.2, FreeBSD 8.0, OpenBSD 4.6, and OpenSolaris 2009.06.

Try 10 OSes You've Never Heard Of

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techradar.com: We explore the little-known seas beyond Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and discover a treasure chest of alternative OSes for you to plunder.

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