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License change leaves Sun Solaris users at a crossroads

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infoworld.com: Recent changes to Solaris licensing could further encourage Solaris 10 users to consider Linux -- and result in fewer new users considering Solaris at all. If you're a Solaris customer, don't overlook this license change.

Windows breeds fear and ignorance in computer users.

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It’s become increasingly apparent that this otherwise upstanding member of society is simply not a candidate for Linux. And he’s not alone. He would argue that he’s not naturally curious about technology and just needs to get things done, but I’d go a step further and condemn him to what I suspect is a vast majority of computer users who are technology-averse.

And I put the blame squarely on Windows.

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Windows Up, Mac OS X Down, Linux Down

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  • Windows Up, Mac OS X Down, Linux Down
  • IDC: Windows dominates Linux in servers, not just the desktop
  • Linux is doing just fine on servers

Sabayon 5.2 To Ship With 2.6.33 Kernel… and BFS!

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Gentoo

With Sabayon fever reaching boiling point I have some cool news to break to you all, which, as you have guessed from the title is that Sabayon 5.2 will ship with 2.6.33 Kernel with Con Kolivas 1 (ck1) 2.6.33 desktop performance patches (including BFS).

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Symbian’s Mobile Operating System Now Officially Open Source

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opensourcecritic.com: Following their announcement back on the 4th of February, 2010… Symbian has released the first fully open source version of their mobile operating system, the Symbian^3 (S^3) platform.

Oracle Solaris, Linux, and OpenSolaris

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blogs.zdnet.com: As the pennies start to fall in the Oracle/Sun merger we’re seeing a lot of fear and ignorance getting expressed. Meanwhile lots of other people are happily spreading FUD.

Oracle Explains Unclear Message About OpenSolaris

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eweek.com: A posting on the company Web site implied that OpenSolaris may soon be "end-of-lifed." However, there's no need for app developers and IT managers to worry: Oracle says it is not killing off the freely down-loadable community version of Sun's Unix-based Solaris enterprise operating system anytime soon.

Oracle Still To Make OpenSolaris Changes

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phoronix.com: One of the open-source projects that Oracle hasn't been too open about their intentions with has been OpenSolaris. Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) already closed up last month and there hasn't been too much information flowing out about the next OpenSolaris release.

Open Source Bits and Pieces

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OSS

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.

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