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David Versus Two Goliaths

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adventuresincomputing.wordpress: Apple will release its OS X 10.6 “Snow Loepard” in September and not long after, on October 22nd, Microsoft’s Windows 7 will be released. A week later Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” is scheduled to be unleashed.

Windows and Linux desktop enterprise support comparison.

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toolbox.com/blogs: I was requested to install Linux as a desktop machine for an end user the other day. While this made me very proud it also would help answer my personally unanswered question. Is it feasible for a Linux machine to be used as an end user desktop and what would the support be like.

How much do desktops matter?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Do desktops matter? Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation insists they don’t.

Linux versus Windows: the eternal discussion

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celettu.wordpress: Yesterday I got dragged into a “Windows versus Linux” discussion, because on my Facebook profile I had made a quiz, and one of the questions was “What OS do I use?”. My sister in law got that one wrong, and exlaimed “Stupid Linux!”.

Does the Mac-Windows-Linux Race Ever Change?

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earthweb.com: I’ve been on a history kick lately, inspired by the fact that the foundation of the Unix operating system was created just 40 years ago this summer, starting with software written by Ken Thompson at Bell Laboratories.

OpenSolaris: how long will it be with us?

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itwire.com: OpenSolaris came out with its third release last week and within a year there seems to have been some pretty good progress. The biggest question hanging over OpenSolaris is whether Oracle will decide to continue the project.

OpenSolaris 2009.06: Getting Better All The Time

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blogs.zdnet.com: The June 2009 (2009.06) release of OpenSolaris provides a solid Open Source GNOME desktop experience like that of a modern Linux distribution combined with the scalability and stability of UNIX.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Live CD

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blogbeebe.blogspot: I downloaded and booted the LiveCD version of OpelSolaris 20009.6, more for consistency than anything else I suppose. Is this version fit to challenge Linux?

StormOS Enters Beta

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phoronix.com: A beta version of StormOS has emerged, which is a desktop distribution that is based upon the Nexenta Core Platform that in turn is derived from OpenSolaris but with an Ubuntu user-land.

OpenSolaris Still Shines

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informationweek.com/blog: With all the gloom-and-doom about Sun in the air, it almost went unnoticed that they have a new rev of OpenSolaris out in the wild. I took a quick end-user-experience peek.

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