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Various bits of news about operating systems

OpenIndiana Picks up Where OpenSolaris Left off

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linuxjournal.com: For those disappointed by Oracle's decision to discontinue supporting a free version of its Solaris Unix-like operating system, a new alternative emerged to take its place.

SCO Group auctions UNIX division

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h-online.com: The SCO Group has stated in an ad hoc press release that it will be selling its UNIX division to the highest bidder.

OpenSolaris spork ready for download

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theregister.co.uk: It is not quite ready for primetime, but with the announcement of OpenIndiana, a so-called spork of Oracle's OpenSolaris Unix distribution, the server world is getting a familiar, re-opened, and community-developed operating system aimed specifically at data center workloads.

OpenIndiana - Another OpenSolaris Fork - Coming Next Week

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phoronix.com: There is already the Illumos Project, which is a fork of OpenSolaris with a fully open-source code-base, that is now being used within the Nexenta and SchilliX operating systems, among others. We have just been tipped off as well that next week another new OpenSolaris derivative is being announced and it's to be called OpenIndiana.

Schillix 0.7.1i released with Illumos underneath

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h-online.com: The OpenSolaris distribution Schillix has released a version of its operating system which is based on the OpenSolaris fork Illumos.

Choices Choices Choices

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  • Choices Choices Choices
  • Does Linux Come in Too Many Flavors?

As Predicted, OpenSolaris Board Disbands

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linuxjournal.com: When the OpenSolaris Governing Board issued their ultimatum to Oracle on July 12, few thought it would have the desired effect of saving OpenSolaris.

StormOS Hail Beta - A very stormy experience

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dedoimedo.com: On paper, StormOS is an excellent technological concept: it is based on Nexenta, which itself is based on Solaris, and packaged with Ubuntu user-land and package management system.

Operating System Support: How Long Does Yours Last?

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earthweb.com: Key to any operating system buying decision is its lifespan for support and maintenance updates. As it turns out, most of the major operating system vendors offer support lengths that, on the surface, don't differ radically from each other --

OpenSolaris Governance Board resigns

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h-online.com: As it had previously threatened, the OpenSolaris Governance Board (OGB) has now resigned. The dissolution motion was proposed and passed unopposed in a fourteen minute long meeting of the OGB.

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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