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Is Sun Solaris on its deathbed?

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infoworld.com: Linux is enjoying growth, with a contingent of devotees too large to be called a cult following at this point. Solaris, meanwhile, has thrived as a longstanding, primary Unix platform geared to enterprises. But with Linux the object of all the buzz in the industry, can Sun's rival Solaris Unix OS hang on, or is it destined to be displaced by Linux altogether?

A new version of AmigaOS

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arstechnica.com: From its very inception, the Amiga has been about defying conventional wisdom. Sadly, these days the Amiga is no longer breaking new ground technologically. However, the platform continues to defy conventional wisdom.

OS stuff (opensuse, ubuntu, windows)

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  • openSUSE Build Service built openSUSE 11.1 beta 1

  • openSUSE 11.1 beta 1 e1000e driver issue
  • Short Blog on openSUSE
  • What’s Red Hat Doing in the Virtualization Business?
  • Oops! Ubuntu IS gearing up for more kernel contribution

  • Ubuntu loses its virginity, turns commercial
  • Widening Canonical's Commercial Software Pipeline
  • Ubuntu Ibex Alpha 6 Review
  • More Windows 7 M3 Screenshots Leaked

  • Microsoft refers to its anti-Linux playbook to attack VMware
  • Windows 7 versus Generic Linux Distro

BeOS reborn: 30 days with Haiku

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techradar.com: Haiku is a free operating system and an alternative to Linux. It celebrated its seventh birthday on 18 August, and it's still being actively developed. Haiku is nowhere near being considered a finished product, but it's now stable enough for everyday use. Most importantly, it's very interesting.

OpenSolaris 2008.05 is robust and ready

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linux.com: Sun has been getting serious about opening up its software for a few years now. OpenSolaris, an open source Unix operating system like Linux and BSD, released in May, is its latest foray into the open source arena. I found OpenSolaris to be a production-ready OS that works equally well on desktops and servers.

Cousin MilaX

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kmandla.wordpress: A thoughtful forum member sent me a PM mentioning MilaX, which employs a lot of the lightweight software I mention here, and some more that I mention here. I promised to take a look at it and today, I finally got a free moment to do just that.

OS/2: the Open Source Laboratory

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computerworlduk.com: Remember OS/2? It was the going to be the “real” operating system that took over from the mickey mouse Windows.... Somehow, that never quite happened (can't imagine why), but OS/2 aficionados remain as loyal to their OS as any Mac fanboy.

Vista vs XP vs Linux - my three-month test

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darrenyates.com.au: Sam Varghese over at ITwire.com has sent a few cats amongst the pigeons with a post asking the question “Is Windows Vista really driving people to Linux?” To try and get a grip on how Windows XP vs Windows Vista vs Linux plays out, I’ve been playing with three computers for the last three months.

OpenSUSE Linux 11.0, MacOS X Leopard, and Windows Vista

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suseblog.com: I thought I’d take on the challenge of doing a triple-boot setup on my laptop. Windows Vista, MacOS X Leopard, and OpenSUSE 11.0 all on the same non-Mac machine. A machine much like my Dell Inspiron E1705.

Vista vs Linux - has the penguin got the power?

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nzherald.co.nz: Linux versus Windows is the stuff of near endless controversy. Linux lovers trash Windows for being slow, unreliable, insecure and overpriced, whilst Windows bigots accuse Linux of being hard to use and clunky. Who's right?

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