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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.

40 years of Unix

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  • Timeline: 40 years of Unix

  • Unix turns 40: The past, present and future of a revolutionary OS
  • On the shoulders of giants: Three Unix movers and shakers
  • The Unix family tree
  • Survey: Unix has a long and healthy future, say users

Linux, Android Linux, and Windows 7 Go to War

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linuxplanet.com: Not all that along ago, I was hearing rumors that the release of Windows 7 will spell the death of Linux on tiny notebook type computers called netbooks. Despite netbooks not requiring the Windows OS desktop Linux remains largely unknown.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Performance

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phoronix.com: The 2009.06 release introduced better codec support, SPARC support, improved hardware support, numerous enhancements to the Image Packaging System, and plenty of other changes. Today though we are here with some benchmarks.

OpenSolaris is becoming more like regular Solaris

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infoworld.com: Lines are beginning to blur between the open source and commercial versions of the Sun Microsystems Solaris Unix operating system.

Who wants a giant poster of the history of Unix?

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theregister.co.uk: This one is strictly for the hardcore fan - for the very first time, it says here, you have the chance to purchase a giant poster showing the history and development of Unix. Debian, OpenServer, OpenBSD and Mac OSX all have their place in history shown.

Do Kids Really Need Their Own Computer OS?

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informationweek.com/blog: When should a baby get his or her own first computer? According to some marketers, it could be the perfect 1st birthday gift. I'm not convinced.

OpenSolaris vs. Linux Kernel Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: We are back with more operating system benchmarks today, but this time we are comparing the performance of the Linux and Sun OpenSolaris kernels.

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