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Open Source Bits and Pieces

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redmonk.com/sogrady: A number of folks have been surprised by Google’s decision to transition to Portage – the package management system from the Gentoo Linux distribution – rather than something more popular like Apt (Debian/Ubuntu) or Yum (Fedora).

Chrome OS vs Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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techradar.com: Although Chrome OS is based on Ubuntu, Google has no intention right now of targeting the mass market. Google has no interest in this, so a Chrome OS device is geared towards getting control to Linux as soon as possible.

OpenSolaris community worried by Oracle silence

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h-online.com: The OpenSolaris community is concerned by the silence from Oracle over its future plans for the open source operating system. In a blog posting, OpenSolaris developer Peter Tribble complained that Oracle has not mentioned OpenSolaris.

Jolicloud: The Operating System Download for Netbook You’ve Been Looking For

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makeuseof.com: I’ve finally found my ideal netbook operating system. It’s called Jolicloud. Let me explain.

OpenSource Operating Systems

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elevenislouder.blogspot: I figured that I should take an opportunity to introduce a few opensource OSs that really haven't been in the lime light much. We all know about Linux and many of us also know about Darwin and BSD. Still some know about OpenSolaris. Which ever ones you know or don't here's a chance to get the scoop.

So is ChromeOS a desktop winner? I think not.

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: When Google announced their ChromeOS there was a flurry of comment and opinion on what this could mean for the GNU/Linux user and the future of free software. Our esteemed editor, Tony Mobily made a bold statement (albeit framed as a question) at the time that Google’s ChromeOS could turn GNU/Linux into a “desktop winner”. I’m not sure that it’s true.

Pros and Cons of the Major Operating Systems

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linux.bihlman.com: There are several options when it comes to choosing an operating system for your computer. Of course Windows is the overwhelming heavyweight in the market place and it isn’t a bad choice in some ways. Also looking for users are Linux, BSD and Leopard.

Cross platform doesn’t exists

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expobrain.net: When you write code in Python you can be almost sure your code will run on different operating systems. I say almost sure, not completely sure, because some of the libraries and packages you are using can have different behaviors on different systems.

Android replaced, banned, forked, and shunned

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  • Angstrom Linux available for Archos 5 Internet Tablet
  • ARCHOS publishes Linux distro for 5 and 7 series Internet Media Tablets
  • Archos posts 'full' Linux distro for Android tablet
  • App Store craziness: banning the word 'Android'
  • The New Era of Big Company Forks
  • Torvalds' Nexus One endorsement may be regretted

Symbian’s EPL versus The Linux GPL.

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Wherein your humble author attempts a quick and dirty rundown of the key differences between the software license covering Symbian’s new open OS and the GNU General Public License that’s served the Linux community for many years.

Note that much of what follows has been cobbled together from Wikipedia pages, so feel free to enlighten and/or correct in the comments below this post…

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