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SkyOS faces choice of go open source or go away

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blogs.zdnet.com: SkyOS, an ambitious operating system for x86 PCs, has halted development and is considering whether to go open source or just close up shop.

A truly light-weight OS: Written in ASM, with GUI, networking and apps

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geekzone.co.nz: Much has been written about resource hungry operating systems. Microsoft Vista or even various GNU/Linux desktop editions, which can't be happy unless you throw gigabytes of RAM at them. Today I came across an operating system that can truly claim to be light-weight.

Font Fun in OpenSolaris and Beyond

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blogs.eweek.com: For the past few weeks, I've been running OpenSolaris 2008.11 on my main work notebook. One of the roughest edges I've found on my OpenSolaris installation is the system's font rendering within the Firefox Web browser.

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.

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