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CentOS vs. Oracle vs. Scientific Linux 6.1 Performance

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phoronix.com: While CentOS, Scientific Linux, and Oracle Linux Server are all derived from the same upstream source (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), how does the system performance compare between these RHEL derivatives?

Operating systems don't matter

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  • Operating systems don't matter much anymore
  • Operating Systems Matter More Than Ever

I accidentally Nexenta

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dedoimedo.com: Nexenta Core Platform is an OpenSolaris-based system with a Ubuntu application base and the flexible and powerful APT package management. Sounds like a marvelous idea.

Lubuntu 11.10 review

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  • Lubuntu 11.10 review – a cure to Ubuntu’s Unity blues?
  • openSUSE 12.1 - Just released and seems to be working?
  • Haiku - Open-source recreation of BeOS
  • Mint 12: Just what the doctor ordered
  • Fedora 16 review – laying groundwork for exciting future
  • Linux Mint 12 Mini Review

A Quick Tour Of Oracle Solaris 11

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phoronix.com: Solaris 11 was released on Wednesday as the first major update to the former Sun operating system in seven years. In this article is a brief look.

Happy Solaris 11 Day

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blogs.gnome.org: Nearly seven years after the launch of Sun Solaris 10, today sees the official launch of Oracle Solaris 11 at an event in NYC*.

7 Open and Free Network Servers

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serverwatch.com: Here, we'll discover some free and open router projects, covering those suitable for small businesses, medium-sized, and even enterprise-level comparable to Cisco and Juniper.

All Change?

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technologytales.com: Could 2011 be remembered as the year when the desktop computing interface got a major overhaul? Two developments in the Linux world have spawned a hell of an amount of comment:

Openindiana Screenshots Tour

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unixmen.com: "OpenIndiana oi_151a has been released, this release comes exactly one year after the first release, oi_147. This build brings a wide variety of enhancements,openindiana including being the first build based on Illumos."

OpenIndiana 151a Released; One Year Anniversary

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phoronix.com: To mark the one year anniversary of the creation of OpenIndiana, there's a new OpenIndiana release. OpenIndiana 151a is this new release that is timed one year after this OpenSolaris fork arrived.

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