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OS Review: Haiku Alpha 2

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lunduke.com: A little less than a year ago we reviewed Haiku Release 1 Alpha 1 and it was pretty damned impressive. With one glaring problem: No WiFi. Nearly a year later, we finally get our grubby little hands on Alpha 2…

Windows 7 Is Superior to OS X, Linux, and to All Platforms

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news.softpedia.com: Windows 7 is superior to Apple’s Mac OS X, the open source Linux and to all operating systems on the market, noted Kevin Turner, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer during the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2010.

OpenSolaris governing board threatens dissolution

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h-online.com: In an act of desperation, the OpenSolaris governing board (OGB) has issued an ultimatum to Oracle. The company must nominate a contact person able to take decisions regarding OpenSolaris by the 16th of August or the board will dissolve and relinquish control of OpenSolaris to Oracle.

[Tip] PostgreSQL Tip of the Day - mass modification of sequences

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Someone posted a dilemma to the pgsql-sql list today that involved many if not all of his sequences getting out of sync with their respective "serial" columns. In other words, something like "SELECT max(id) FROM sometable" yields 42, but the sequence nextval for sometable.id is currently set to 36. This is obviously bad (for reasons left as an exercise for the reader).

An OS for Personal Computing

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linuxforu.com: GNU/Linux has lots of features for the desktop and the server side. However, there are problems with Linux-based operating systems. This article introduces you to an operating system called Haiku.

Dell in talks with Google over Chrome OS

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reuters.com: Dell Inc is in talks with Google Inc over the use of the Chrome operating system on its laptops, a top company executive said on Monday.

Solaris, OpenSolaris, and the Oracle wall of secrecy

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theregister.co.uk: Sometimes, Google's search engine does a better job of telling us about IT vendors than the vendors' own public relations and marketing machines. So it is with the next commercial and development iterations of Oracle's Solaris Unix operating system.

The New OS/2 Rumours Could Be Interesting

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linuxjournal.com: Some rumours have emerged that IBM is considering an OS/2 comeback and I'm filled with the same mixed feelings that always emerge whenever the subject is raised. Would I want OS/2 back on my desktop now?

Impressions – HaikuOS R1 Alpha 2

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g33q.co.za: HaikuOS has been in development for so long though that the R2 Alpha1 release is fairly stable and represents a major milestone. Let’s see what I discovered…

Linux makes gains as Windows and Mac OS slip

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zdnet.com: Data by web metrics firm Net Applications shows that while both Windows and Mac OS lost usage share in May, Linux made a small gain.

Will Opensolaris 2010.06 be the next release?

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techonia.com: Opensolaris 2010.05 would be the next release after being postponed to release on March this year. Again, Opensolaris lovers around the world might be disappointed because after waiting for it until the end of May there is no official release of Opensolaris. A bad news.

The developer obsession with code names, 114 interesting examples

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royal.pingdom.com: Code names have been around for a long time. Remember the Manhattan project in the 1940s? That turned out to be the atomic bomb. Thankfully, not all code names hide such sinister projects. So what kind of code names are developers out there coming up with?

A quick visual tour of MeeGo 1.0 for netbooks

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From seemingly out of nowhere yesterday MeeGo, a Linux Foundation-approved alliance between Nokia and Intel, released v1.0 of what they’re calling the netbook user experience. Way to channel Jimi Hendrix there.

So like the band with the similar name, will MeeGo blow your mind? Let’s find out…

[Howto] RHCS: install on Debian

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Following our earlier introduction to RHCS we now present a real world example: installation of RHCS with Debian to provide virtual machines as services.

OpenSolaris and its killer features. Coming to a GNU/Linux near you?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: When we think of free operating systems we tend to think overwhelmingly of the big hitters (all GNU/Linux) like Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and Mandriva and then of those niche distros that have been designed for low end systems or for specialist purposes like security and forensics. But Oranges are not the only fruit.

The Consumer Electronics OS War

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pcmag.com: There's a major battle for OS domination in the consumer electronic space that may make the ones occurring on PCs and smartphones small by comparison.

Haiku OS Makes Way With Second Alpha

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h-online.com: Eight months after releasing the first alpha of the desktop, open source, operating system, the developers have released R1/Alpha 2 of Haiku, the successor to BeOS.

The Race to Build a Secure Operating System

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defensetech.org: In response to the continuous compromise of networks, multiple countries have begun developing secure platforms and operating systems.

Frankenstein’s Netbook

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limulus.wordpress: or, what I learned from triple-booting an MSI Wind U100…

Operating Systems on the AAO

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elevenislouder.blogspot: Recently, I came into the possession of an Acer Aspire One (AOA150, ZG5). It's a modest netbook with a 160GB IDE, 1GB of RAM, and an Intel Atom N270 CPU. I was trying to find one OS that would be responsive, stable, energy conservative, and one that would support all of the AAOs hardware. The following were my results:

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