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Illumos begins diverging from OpenSolaris

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h-online.com: According to Garret D'Amore, Illumos project leader, the recently launched derivative is beginning to diverge from OpenSolaris.

Jolicloud 1.0 review – watch out Google Chrome OS

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linuxuser.co.uk: Can a small team of French developers really take on the might of Google Chrome OS with Jolicloud 1.0? Linux User & Developer thinks they’re in with a shot…

Also: How Do Native Apps and Web Apps Compare?

Linux tablet runs Windows and Mac OS X, too

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linuxfordevices.com: Axon Logic announced a 10-inch tablet designed to run Linux, Windows, or -- the company coyly suggests -- Apple's OS X. The Axon Haptic has a 320GB hard drive for multiple operating system (OS) installation, a resistive touchscreen, optional Bluetooth and Verizon-compatible 3G, plus a 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor.

OpenSolaris axed!

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  • OpenSolaris axed by Ellison
  • OpenSolaris cancelled, to be replaced with Solaris 11 Express
  • Too Much For Oracle?
  • Oracle-Google Suit Attacks Open Source Software
  • Oracle vs. Google over Java in Android is only the start

Should OpenSolaris Die?

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  • Should OpenSolaris Die?
  • Oracle pulls about face on Solaris support

Illumos Makes OpenSolaris Board Threat Moot

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linuxjournal.com: On August 3 Nexenta hosted a conference call to announce a new open source project called "Illumos." Still several days short of the deadline set by the OpenSolaris governing board to Oracle, perhaps this announcement makes it all moot.

OS Difficulty Myths

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elevenislouder.blogspot: For some reason, people consistently feel that one operating system is more difficult to use than some other operating system. To me, this is a load of dingos' kidneys.

Illumos sporks OpenSolaris

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  • Illumos sporks OpenSolaris
  • Illumos launched as OpenSolaris derivative
  • OpenSolaris' child, Illumos, goes forward without Oracle
  • www.illumos.org

GNOME a full-featured OS?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Last weeks GUADEC was less like a developers conference and more like a presidential campaign rally! The enthusiasm, positivity and general feedback that it has garnered is incredible but amongst the many interesting things propositioned at GUADEC came the idea of a GNOME as an OS.

Let's Talk about Piracy III - Open Source Software

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techtree.com: Continuing with our series on anti-piracy and how to overcome it, we'll today look at the core of piracy in PCs -- the Operating System.

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Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Enters Development, First Release Candidate Is Out Now

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Huawei CEO: Will keep using Android as long as it's open

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