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Do operating systems still matter?

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ianmurdock.com: Do operating systems (still) matter? If you’re writing an application at the level of Java or PHP, what difference does it make what operating system is running underneath?

Parsing the nuances of OS decisions

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blogs.zdnet.com: Perhaps the headline should be that Vista, Windows 7 and OS X are in decline—for Ubuntu.

What Price Cool? Mac vs. PC

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pcmag.com: There are two major platforms: Apple and Windows, and Macs generally cost more than PCs. Thus ends the latest propagandistic report. But what about Linux?

Windows 7, Mac OS X and Ubuntu: A Tale of Three Operating Systems

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technovia.co.uk: In a couple of weeks I’ll be switching my main computer back to Ubuntu from Windows 7. But the reason isn’t exasperation with Windows 7, and it’s not one that should give Mac fans hoping that the new Microsoft OS will be a failure any kind of comfort.

The top 10 operating system stinkers

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computerworld.com: I love old technology as much as the next techno-geezer, but come on, it wasn't all wonder and goodness.

Toshiba notebooks with OpenSolaris

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h-online.com: Toshiba is now offering Sun's OpenSolaris 2008.11 pre-installed on some of their notebooks, following a deal completed in December.

On the Fate of Solaris

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daveshields.wordpress: If IBM does acquire SUN, and the rumors on the street suggest that it will, what will IBM do about Solaris? Let’s look at some of the options.

Good-bye Solaris? The fate of Sun's top 5 technologies

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blogs.computerworld.com: By this time next week, IBM will have bought Sun at a cut-rate price. I'd long thought Sun was going to down for the count, so the news that IBM was moving in didn't surprise me. What happens next though?

Also: If IBM owns Java ...

5 Free and Open Source OS You Should Try

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blog.taragana: There are a list of other operating systems beyond the ones that rule the market. And those of you who love open source operating systems, if you like experimenting or trying out new things, here are some cool alternatives for you.

First Look: eyeOS 1.8.5

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news.softpedia.com: In the past, having your head in the clouds was generally regarded as a bad thing. Nowadays, everybody wants to have their share of The Cloud.

Also: Create Your Own Cloud Operating System With EyeOS

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