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What on Earth is Gnome OS?

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techradar.com: The buzzword at the moment definitely seems to be "platform", and the Gnome team aren't happy just writing a bunch of libraries and programs sitting on top of a base system that they don't control. More specifically, they're looking to have more control over the whole experience for Gnome users.

Whatever happened to the Hurd? – The story of the GNU OS

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linuxuser.co.uk: If Linux hadn’t captured the moment and the imagination of developers, the energy that gathered around Linux might have gone to the Hurd and the world might have been a different place.

Linux is Free and it Shows

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  • Linux is Free and it Shows
  • FreeBSD news wrap up (10 December)
  • BSD Magazine (Dec 2012): Linux Jails in PC-BSD
  • Firefox OS simulator hits v1.0 as launch looms
  • Elementary OS Luna Review
  • Slax 7.0 released
  • Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review Part 4
  • Red Hat Named In Top 50 Companies to Work for in 2013
  • For Red Hat, Whitehurst changed his ways

Haiku OS: A New Kind Of Operating System

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unixmen.com: I have been having an absolute blast of a time testing out a new operating system for this article. It is called Haiku OS. It is not a Unix or Linux based operating system, but rather an operating system based upon BeOS.

Whither OpenSolaris? Illumos Takes Up the Mantle

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linuxinsider.com: After Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, its lack of interest in maintaining OpenSolaris as an open source operating system drove a group of dedicated developers to pick up where Sun left off.

Overview of Haiku OS Release 1 Alpha 4

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vazhavandan.blogspot: HAIKU is an opensource OS that is targeted at the personal computing market. It is developed by the Haiku Project and takes its inspiration from BeOS. It's kernel is based on NewOS. Haiku recently announced release of Haiku Release 1 Alpha 4.

FreeBSD project servers hacked

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Xenix: The Microsoft Unix That Once Was

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unixmen.com: One would not normally associate Microsoft with Unix. While Microsoft’s interest(s) in Unix may remain minimal in recent times, history tells a very different story.

BeOS-inspired operating system Haiku hits new milestone

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computerworld.com.au: Haiku, an open source project inspired by BeOS, has hit a new milestone, with developers releasing Alpha 4 of the operating system.

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