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Virtual Machines, Put To The Developer Test

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ddj.com: Often, a developer's goal is to create software that runs on many different operating systems, while giving users the same experience no matter which operating system they happen to be using. Virtual machine technology lets developers run multiple operating systems each installed in a VM, which should save them time and money -- if the VM performance doesn't suffer.

7 differences between Linux and Windows

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bradshawenterprises.com/blog: Having mainly used various linuxes over the last few years, I’ve returned to using Windows 7 on my main desktop (out of curiosity) and XP on my work laptop (out of the fact it’s not mine!). Thought I’d share somethings I’ve noticed now I’m moving between them daily.

LCA2009: It's a Linux conference - but there's Macs aplenty

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itwire.com: One thing that has been increasing exponentially at the Australian national Linux conference is that shiny, steel-grey laptop - or, at times, the sleek white one.

Does Windows 7 Threaten Mac OS and Linux?

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earthweb.com: Does a good OS from Microsoft put the pressure back on Apple and the Linux development community? After all, both the Mac OS and Linux have benefitted from the fact that early adopters of Vista experienced declared the OS a lemon, with the worldwide market share in both OSes climbing significantly over the past couple of years.

Netbooks Poised to Be the New OS Battleground?

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linux-foundation.org/weblogs: In 2009, it won’t be the “year of the desktop” for any operating system–instead, the coveted trophy seems to be “year of the netbook.”

Apple, Linux Miss Golden Opportunity to Snag Desktop Market Share

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serverwatch.com: Top-dog OS on the enterprise desktop? Linux and Apple had a golden chance to grab that title, and boy did they blow it!

Eee PC Operating System Choices

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zenco.net: Every time I visit eeeuser.com, new users always seem to pick a particular operating system for their Eee PC, then stick with it through to the end. But there isn’t anywhere that lays out the basic choices you get with the Eee PC, so I thought I’d give a brief description on each one.

Linux, windows and netbooks

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toolbox.com/blogs: We all know that netbooks have become hugely popular. So popular in fact that microsoft has been stirred to try and stick its fingers into the pie. So far this has been as successful as the ugly step sister trying to fit into Cinderella's glass slipper.

Linux vs. Windows: Which is a better Web host?

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news.cnet.com: It used to be that choosing Windows or Linux to host your Web site made a big difference in the kind of functionality or services offered. On Friday, as this informative article on KnockOutHost.com suggests, the choice between Linux and Windows has become somewhat less stark.

Windows vs. Linux vs. Unix: More Old News

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seekingalpha.com: This is old news in more ways than one. But I post it up to be consistent with quarterly reports I have made here and here over the last year, interpreting IDC's findings about the operating systems server manufacturers ship from the factory.

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