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Take a closer look at OpenBSD 4.3

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OpenBSD provides a UNIX distribution with a primary emphasis on security and cryptography. If you're looking for a UNIX distribution to deploy in the most critical nexus in your network infrastructure, look no further than OpenBSD. The recent release of OpenBSD—version 4.3—includes several new features and bug fixes that this article reviews.

Thoughts on operating systems.

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alanly.wordpress: I recently purchased a brand spanking new Lenovo T61p notebook and I’ve had to opportunity to try out various operating systems. The ones I have tried have been Linux Mint, Ubuntu Linux 64-bit, and Mac OS X Leopard. After having tried them, I think I’m ready to offer my own personal opinion on things.

Development environments: Microsoft vs. Open Source

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Paul Murphy: As we saw yesterday the much vaunted Unix skills premium over Windows is pretty small - 15% or so in an overheated market and less than that elsewhere. Notice, however, that this information pertains only to larger organizations.

Windows Security vs. Linux Security

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computingtech.blogspot: If you’ve switched to Ubuntu from Windows, there’s a very good chance that the security failings of Windows featured in your decision. By any measure, Microsoft’s record on security within its products is appalling.

Screens of Death Humor

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junauza.com: The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) once again made an epic appearance. This time, it happened at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Although the Beijing blunder is hard to beat, this is not the first instance that this notorious Windows operating system critical error screen appeared in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Stunning OpenSolaris running on VirtualBox

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jamesselvakumar.wordpress: Having tried many versions of Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse and PCLinuxOS, I thought of trying Solaris, but it was never easy. I ordered a free Solaris DVD from Sun but it would never install inside VirtualBox. I always viewed Solaris as something very complex to setup and needs extensive knowledge about it.

Vista SP1 and XP SP3 vs. Mac OS X and Linux

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softpedia.com: Despite constantly downplaying the relevance of Linux and Mac OS X, because of a variety of reasons, from high Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to security risks and inferior shipment volumes, Microsoft is well aware of the real threat to Windows represented by the open source platform and Apple's operating system.

OpenSolaris

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blog-linux.com: Until now I worked exclusively with Linux, I had no experience with other UNIX operating systems. At the weekend I had a bit of time and I decided to make a little experiment - install Open Solaris on my desktop computer.

Face off part two: Windows vs Linux real world RAM and disk tests

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itwire.com: Last week I put Windows Vista Ultimate and Fedora Linux 9 to a test. The article hit the front page of Digg but received a lot of criticism by those disappointed with the performance of Internet Explorer. So, let's dig deeper and use Firefox to see if Internet Explorer's memory footprint is actually a Windows Vista "feature" or not.

Is OpenSolaris in hot water?

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linux.com: Here's how it works: Novell owns Unix's IP (intellectual property). SCO sold Unix's IP to Sun. Sun then included some Unix IP into Solaris. Finally, Sun open sourced Solaris as OpenSolaris. Sounds like trouble, doesn't it?

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