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Google Chrome OS on Chinese netbook next month?

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cnet.com/blogs: Google announced their plans to make an operating system for computers earlier this summer, and its eagerly awaited release date is 'sometime in 2010'. But a Chinese manufacturer might be about to get a head-start.

Microsoft backed Barrelfish OS goes Open Source

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blog.internetnews.com: If you happen to believe that Microsoft could never open source one of its operating systems, think again.

Waiting for Chrome

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blogs.computerworld.com: I keep expecting Google to release an alpha version of their Chrome operating system, but it hasn't happened yet. I know they're working on it, but that's about all I can say. However, over in China, there's a story of early devices running alpha Chrome and some Linux fans have made their own version of Chrome.

40 years of Unix

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blogs.computerworld.com: 1969, the summer of love for most, was the summer of not having enough computer resources for AT&T Bell Lab employees Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie.

Open Android Alliance formed

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Unix at 40: Hanging on despite strong Linux, Windows challenges

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infoworld.com: In a twist of irony, the Unix platform celebrates its 40th birthday this year, as does the man whose work probably has done more to diminish the trendiness of Unix than anyone else: Linux founder Linus Torvalds.

Try Out an Unofficial, But Working, "Chrome OS"

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lifehacker.com: The official, actually-made-by-Google Chrome OS won't hit netbooks until late 2010, but you can try out a custom-built Linux distribution that's somewhat stripped down and puts Google's browser at the center of everything.

My ideal operating system

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Over the weekend I was running my usual route and doing my usual thinking…about Linux. A strange thought crossed my mind as my music-listening-device (not an iPod thank you very much) jumped from one genre of music to another: What would my ideal operating system consist of?

FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: With these two popular free software operating systems both having major updates coming out at around the same time, we decided it warranted some early benchmarking.

Alternative Netbook Operating Systems

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gottabemobile.com: Rather than sticking with Microsoft Windows XP or the updated Windows 7, there are a variety of reasons for checking out alternative operating systems for your netbook.

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