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China deploys secure computer operating system

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smh.com.au: Coleman told the Times that Kylin has been under development since 2001 and the first Chinese computers to use it are government and military servers that were converted beginning in 2007.

SourceForge.net 2009 Community Choice Awards Nominations Start Today

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SourceForge, the global online network for community-driven tech media and e-commerce, today announced the opening of nominations for the fourth annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards.

ReactOS works! Sort of …

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kmandla.wordpress: On a whim, I installed the latest pre-release release of ReactOS today. I tried it a long time ago and had no luck whatsoever — black screens, nonbooting or just generalized irregular behavior — and so I rarely give it a thought.

A Weekend Look At OpenSolaris 2009.06

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phoronix.com: It has been a while since last talking about OpenSolaris 2009.06 at Phoronix, but this weekend we decided to fire up Sun's latest build based upon the SXCE 111a build available from Genunix.

ReactOS 0.3.9 boasts insanely huge speedups

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tuxradar.com: For the last few years we've been intrigued by the progress of ReactOS, a free software Windows implementation that could one day give Microsoft the chills. Well, ReactOS 0.3.9 is now here, with major performance improvements.

What IS the relevance of an operating system?

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Back when I was studying CIS in the ’90s I took a class called “Operating Sytems”. In that class an operating system was defined as a mediator between user and hardware. We never discussed the concept of Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mac, etc.

PC-BSD 7.1 vs. Kubuntu 9.04 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Earlier this month PC-BSD 7.1 was released. With the Phoronix Test Suite now having enhanced support for PC-BSD, we decided to see how well PC-BSD 7.1 performs against Kubuntu 9.04.

Do operating systems still matter?

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ianmurdock.com: Do operating systems (still) matter? If you’re writing an application at the level of Java or PHP, what difference does it make what operating system is running underneath?

Parsing the nuances of OS decisions

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blogs.zdnet.com: Perhaps the headline should be that Vista, Windows 7 and OS X are in decline—for Ubuntu.

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