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Google should acquire Canonical and merge Ubuntu with Android

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intomobile.com: Ubuntu could easily emerge as a force to reckon with in the mobile industry. Perhaps a stand-alone Ubuntu platform won’t succeed (cause it lacks major backers), but Ubuntu for Android definitely has a chance.

Also: The Insidious Nature of Chromebooks

OpenSXCE Continues OpenSolaris Tradition

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ostatic.com: Posted under "things I hope get traction and thrive", OpenSXCE is the latest iteration of the once popular OpenSolaris Community Edition. OpenSXCE is based on Illumos, the operating system descendent from OpenSolaris, and as such inherits some of the great stuff that originated at Sun.

Will there ever be a perfect operating system?

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Slack
SUSE
  • Will there ever be a perfect operating system?
  • Running Slackware-Current
  • OpenSuSE 12.3 – the Cheater
  • elementary OS 0.2 review - Uphill
  • Review: Fuduntu 2013.2
  • North by (Linux Fest) Northwest
  • Fedora 19 Alpha Version Arrives
  • This week in rawhide 2013-04-23 edition
  • Mandriva Business Server gets updates
  • Lightweight openSUSE: LXDE Desktop From Scratch
  • Fedora 19 Sneak Peek
  • ROSA ABF 2.0
  • Release date for Wheezy announced
  • Manjaro: A Convenient Way To Play With Arch

Windows 8 vs Mac OS X vs Ubuntu Linux vs Chrome OS

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societyandreligion.com: I honestly like them all, and I use them all on a daily basis.

Hands-on with Mozilla’s Web-based “Firefox OS” for smartphones

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arstechnica.com: Launching a new mobile OS is a difficult project since the market leaders, Android and iOS, have such a big lead. Mozilla, the non-profit foundation behind Firefox, believes it can tackle this dilemma.

The secret origins of Google's Chrome OS

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Linux
Google

zdnet.com: Many people know that Chrome OS is based on Linux. But where did Google's operating system actually come from -- and what is it made of today? Here's its story.

Google Chrome OS vs. Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

datamation.com: In this article, I'll explore how Chrome OS stacks up against Ubuntu and whether the two operating systems are likely to appeal to the same user base.

Funny Mythness

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Linux

linuxforu.com: There are many myths related to Linux in a business environment. For me, the most pervasive and irritating is the assumption that the most convenient and efficient way for everybody (including me) to do our jobs is from a Microsoft desktop. It seems irrelevant that I spend most of my day wrangling Linux and Solaris servers.

1998’s most intriguing OS, 15 years later: Hands-on with Haiku alpha 4

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arstechnica.com: An OS of yore
Revived and open source freed
Waiting to be used

Haiku: BeOS for the 21st Century

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maketecheasier.com: Welcome back to 1995! Not. Although the open-source Haiku operating system is based on the older BeOS, a long-defunct operating system, the Haiku developers are keeping their project up with the times. Today I’m going to give you a screenshot tour of this unique OS.

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Mesa 10.3 release candidate 1

Mesa 10.3 release candidate 1 is now available for testing. The current plan is to have an additional release candidate each Friday until the eventual 10.3 release, (Ian can follow up to state what the planned date is for that). The tag in the git repository for Mesa 10.3-rc1 is 'mesa-10.3-rc1'. I have also pushed a tag '10.3-branchpoint' to mark the point where master and 10.3 diverge. This should make git-describe a bit more useful. As a reminder, with the 10.3 branch now created, patches nominated with: CC: will now be candidates only for the new 10.3 branch. To nominate patches for the older 10.2 branch as well, please use: CC: "10.2 10.3" The expectation is that the 10.2 branch will remain alive with bi-weekly releases until after 10.3.1 release. Mesa 10.3 release candidate 1 is available for download from ftp://freedesktop.org/pub/mesa/10.3 Read more

Canonical Joined The Khronos Group To Help Mir/Wayland Drivers

Canonical's specific involvement with the Khronos Group isn't listed and we haven't seen Canonical names closely associated with any major specs out of the different working groups to date. However, Oliver Ries, the Head of Engineering Product Strategy at Canonical, wrote into Phoronix that they joined the group for pushing their display server agenda with trying to work towards an underlying driver standard for Mir/Wayland. Oli noted in his email, "Canonical has joined Khronos in order to help establish the necessary driver standard that is required for Mir (and Wayland) to succeed. We have specifically contributed to the current standard proposal/draft." Read more