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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…

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Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

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