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5 free operating systems that aren't Linux

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tech2.in.com: If you’ve tried your hand at Linux and want to try some others, we’re giving you a list of operating systems that aren’t Linux.

NSA releases ultra-secure open source Android derivative

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androidcommunity.com: Rejoice, paranoid security fanatics! There’s finally a version of Android that enables your obsessive need to lock and control each and every file on your mobile device. There’s just one catch: you’ve got to trust the National Security Agency to use it.

Genode OS Gets An Ambitious 2012 Roadmap

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phoronix.com: Genode OS, one of the interesting non-Linux-based operating systems that is built on a unique framework architecture and is striving to make a general purpose OS, has shared a new project road-map.

2012 Linux distributions reviews

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How to annoy fanboys

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dedoimedo.com: Welcome to Trolling, the new strategy by Dr. Kackensprecher aimed at garnering clicks. In this fine article, we will learn all the subtle and not so subtle ways of destabilizing the mental state of people with a high emotional dependence on software.

A Wayback Machine journey with BeOS R4, Zeta 1.0, and Haiku

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arstechnica.com: As the staff of Ars Technica convenes in Chicago for some infrequent face-to-face time, we're turning the clock back to 1998. It was a time when Windows 95 ruled the desktop, preemptive multitasking on the Mac was still a gleam in Steve Jobs' eye, enthusiasts were furiously overclocking their Celeron 300a CPUs, and the attention of geeks was distracted by a unusually bright, shiny object: BeOS.

CentOS vs. Oracle vs. Scientific Linux 6.1 Performance

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phoronix.com: While CentOS, Scientific Linux, and Oracle Linux Server are all derived from the same upstream source (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), how does the system performance compare between these RHEL derivatives?

Operating systems don't matter

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  • Operating systems don't matter much anymore
  • Operating Systems Matter More Than Ever

I accidentally Nexenta

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dedoimedo.com: Nexenta Core Platform is an OpenSolaris-based system with a Ubuntu application base and the flexible and powerful APT package management. Sounds like a marvelous idea.

Lubuntu 11.10 review

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  • Lubuntu 11.10 review – a cure to Ubuntu’s Unity blues?
  • openSUSE 12.1 - Just released and seems to be working?
  • Haiku - Open-source recreation of BeOS
  • Mint 12: Just what the doctor ordered
  • Fedora 16 review – laying groundwork for exciting future
  • Linux Mint 12 Mini Review
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  • Linus Torvalds says GPL was defining factor in Linux's success
    Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel, vice president and chief of open source at VMware, discussed the role that GNU GPL played in the success of Linux during a keynote conversation this week at LinuxCon NA in Toronto. Hohndel, who has been involved with the kernel for a very long time, said that during the past 25 years there have been many challenges, and one of the biggest challenges was the possibility of fragmentation. "How do we keep one single kernel?" he asked. "I used to be worried about fragmentation, and I used to think that it was inevitable at some point," said Torvalds. “Everyone was looking at the history of Linux and comparing it with UNIX. People would say that it’s going to fail because it's going to fragment. That's what happened before, so why even bother?" What made the difference was the license. "FSF [Free Software Foundation] and I don't have a loving relationship, but I love GPL v2," said Torvalds. "I really think the license has been one of the defining factors in the success of Linux because it enforced that you have to give back, which meant that the fragmentation has never been something that has been viable from a technical standpoint."
  • Making Use Of eBPF In The Mainline Linux Kernel
    One of the exciting innovations within the Linux kernel in the past few years has been extending the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) to become a more generalized in-kernel virtual machine. The eBPF work with recent versions of the Linux kernel allow it to be used by more than just networking so that these programs can be used for tracing, security, and more.
  • Linux turns 25 with a brilliant history
    Chances are, you use it every day. Linux runs every Android phone and tablet on Earth. And even if you’re on an iPhone or a Mac or a Windows machine, Linux is working behind the scenes, across the Internet, serving up most of the webpages you view and powering most of the apps you use. Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Wikipedia—it’s all running on Linux. Now, Linux is finding its way onto televisions, thermostats, and even cars. As software creeps into practically every aspect of our lives, so does the OS designed by Linus Torvalds.
  • Intel Lost Another Open-Source Driver Developer To Google Earlier This Summer
    There was another long-time Intel open-source Linux graphics driver developer that left the company earlier this summer and is now working at Google on the Chrome/Chromium OS graphics stack. Among the notable departures in the past few months from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center were Jesse Barnes, Wayland-founder Kristian Høgsberg, and Dirk Hohndel and apparently others that went under the radar or outside of our area of focus. Another graphics driver developer no longer at Intel is Chad Versace.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 For Haswell Lands With Intel's Mesa Driver