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Enterprise Unix Roundup: Gates' Move Means Little

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This being a Unix column, we can often dismiss what goes on in the Windows space with a sniffy, "not our kind, dear." But the latest seismic shift on the other side of the OS tracks has many a Unix pundit ... verklempt.

Gartner: Open source on Windows is the future

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Analysts are increasingly receiving feedback from its clients showing that there is a real growth in companies that want to run open source software stacks on top of Windows, or proprietary software on top of Linux.

Euro 2006 show report

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The RISC OS euro roadshow took place last Saturday and Michael Gerbracht was there to witness it in all its glory. Here are his thoughts on the event, held at the Hotel Mercure in Nieuwegein, near Utrecht, Holland. Below are close up photos of Select 4's new Filer in action, as well as other shots.

The Ultimate Operating System Face-Off Between Linux, Microsoft Windows & Macintosh

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Which operating system is the most secure? Windows, Linux or Mac? Jim Kukral, creator of http://www.InfectMyPC.com is going to find out by pitting two PC's and a Macintosh computer against each other in the ultimate battle to see which one will survive the longest under deliberate attacks from spam, viruses and spyware.

OSDL to Mentor Four Students in this Year’s Google Summer of Code Program

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The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux® and open source software, today announced it will mentor four students in Google’s 2006 Summer of Code program.

OpenSolaris one year on: Success or failure?

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In June 2005, Sun Microsystems released core elements of its flagship Solaris operating system as open source software, making public more than five million lines of code. The announcement sparked intense interest among developers. But, one year on, are the structures governing the OpenSolaris project fully in place and has the community embraced the offering?

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Any way the wind SCOs...

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This week’s entry into their history of shame is a claim to own the standard Unix executable file format. What I took away from the whole circus, though, is that you’re playing with fire if you entrust your company or personal computing to proprietary software vendors.

Comparison: Linux vs FreeBSD (Bsd) oses

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If you would like to compare FreeBSD and Linux, then keep in mind following points: SMP support, Reliability/robust, Performance, Security, Filesystem, and Support (community and vendor).

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The Software Wars map

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Ever wonder what map might be hanging inside Fortress Gates, the super-secret center from which Lord Gates and his evil minion, Steve "the Undertaker" Ballmer, run the Evil Empire? Well, no I haven't either, but that hasn't stopped Steven Hilton.

My desktop OS: Zeta

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In a world filled with alternative operating systems, sometimes you have to search for the best. Mac OS X? Nah. "Place name here" distribution of Linux? Nope. Zeta? Definitely. Zeta has all the power it needs to be my primary OS.

Open Source Industry Veteran, Paula Hunter, Joins Collax to Lead U.S. Marketing

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-based server solutions for small and medium businesses, today announced that Paula Hunter, formerly of the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), has joined the management team as vice president of U.S. marketing.

Get ready for the Vista/SUSE smackdown!

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In one corner, we have the champ -- Windows. Come January, it will come out swinging with what Microsoft tells us is the latest and greatest version ever -- Vista.

In the other corner, we have the challenger -- OpenSUSE 10.1!

Windows Vista vs. Linux: Why Vista Might Lose the Battle

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The opening of Beta 2 testing at WinHEC for Windows Vista has once again raised serious questions about Microsoft's ability to keep its promises.

RISC OS found on Pocket PC PDA

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It's a sight that will stun many users. To run RISC OS on a PDA is something we've been crying out for. Here, RISC OS can be seen running on a PocketPC PDA, with no Microsoft software in sight.

Also: ROX desktop in new Debian package

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Fuel Injection for HP-UX

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IBM will tripling the middleware offerings (including WebSphere, Rational, Tivoli, and Lotus) available for HP-UX so that they span the systems vendor's entire portfolio. In other news Linux servers grew 17 percent and now account for 12.2 percent of all server revenue. Linux is found to be much faster than Apple's OS X for statistical computing.

How Trustworthy Is Your OS?

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Trusted operating systems have been used for some time to lock down the most sensitive of information in the most sensitive of organizations. Several vendors, including Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Novell, are responding by adding and/or improving trusted elements in their operating system offerings. eWEEK Labs has put the application lockdown options from Sun, Red Hat and Novell through their paces.

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OpenLogic Pays Qualified Community Experts to Support Open Source

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Through the OpenLogic Expert Community, OpenLogic will pay qualified experts within the open source development community to provide in-depth support for open source products.

Size Matters After All

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Sun Microsystems is about to up the ante in the open source race, adding a 128-bit file system to its Solaris 10 operating system so that users can leave behind any worries about ever exhausting their virtual memory space.

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