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Search for Unix Manual Author Halted

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theregister.co.uk: The New Zealand authorities have formally called off the search for the sailing cruiser Nina, and say its seven-person crew, which includes Evi Nemeth who for the last 30 years has written the system administration handbooks for Unix and Linux, is now presumed lost at sea.

Firefox OS phones arrive for €69

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Moz/FF

pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla has entered the smartphone race with the launch of the first consumer-ready phones running its Firefox OS - and promised a tablet "ASAP".

Firefox OS phone launches Tuesday in Spain

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Spain-based carrier Telefonica will release on Tuesday the very first Firefox OS phone -- the inexpensive ZTE Open. The launch is a significant milestone in Mozilla's attempt to crack the Apple and Google mobile strongholds.

Unix Guru Evi Nemeth Missing, Feared Lost At Sea

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slashdot: Retired Colorado professor Evi Nemeth has been missing since June 4. Nemeth, 73, is known as the primary author of the definitive Unix systems administration guide.

So, where does Linux fit into the post-PC world?

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Linux

zdnet.com: After over a decade of positive predictions by stalwarts, the year of Linux desktop hasn't materialized. Is it time to give up on the platform? I think not.

Exclusive Interview | Garrett D’Amore

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unixmen.com: During the week, Unixmen exclusively interviewed Illumos Founder, Garrett D’Amore. Garrett has worked for the likes of Sun Microsystems and Nexenta. Upon the announcement of Oracle closing development of OpenSolaris, he founded the Illumos project which would become a continuation of the OpenSolaris kernel.

State Of OpenIndiana

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unixmen.com : When Oracle announced it was discontinuing the development of OpenSolaris, there was shock among the free Unix community. A fork of OpenSolaris was quickly announced. Let’s fast forward to today and we have a complete Illumos based, OpenSolaris forked Unix distribution-OpenIndiana.

Google should acquire Canonical and merge Ubuntu with Android

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Google
Ubuntu

intomobile.com: Ubuntu could easily emerge as a force to reckon with in the mobile industry. Perhaps a stand-alone Ubuntu platform won’t succeed (cause it lacks major backers), but Ubuntu for Android definitely has a chance.

Also: The Insidious Nature of Chromebooks

OpenSXCE Continues OpenSolaris Tradition

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ostatic.com: Posted under "things I hope get traction and thrive", OpenSXCE is the latest iteration of the once popular OpenSolaris Community Edition. OpenSXCE is based on Illumos, the operating system descendent from OpenSolaris, and as such inherits some of the great stuff that originated at Sun.

Will there ever be a perfect operating system?

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Linux
Slack
SUSE
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  • Fedora 19 Sneak Peek
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Windows 8 vs Mac OS X vs Ubuntu Linux vs Chrome OS

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societyandreligion.com: I honestly like them all, and I use them all on a daily basis.

Hands-on with Mozilla’s Web-based “Firefox OS” for smartphones

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Launching a new mobile OS is a difficult project since the market leaders, Android and iOS, have such a big lead. Mozilla, the non-profit foundation behind Firefox, believes it can tackle this dilemma.

The secret origins of Google's Chrome OS

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Linux
Google

zdnet.com: Many people know that Chrome OS is based on Linux. But where did Google's operating system actually come from -- and what is it made of today? Here's its story.

Google Chrome OS vs. Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

datamation.com: In this article, I'll explore how Chrome OS stacks up against Ubuntu and whether the two operating systems are likely to appeal to the same user base.

Funny Mythness

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Linux

linuxforu.com: There are many myths related to Linux in a business environment. For me, the most pervasive and irritating is the assumption that the most convenient and efficient way for everybody (including me) to do our jobs is from a Microsoft desktop. It seems irrelevant that I spend most of my day wrangling Linux and Solaris servers.

1998’s most intriguing OS, 15 years later: Hands-on with Haiku alpha 4

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arstechnica.com: An OS of yore
Revived and open source freed
Waiting to be used

Haiku: BeOS for the 21st Century

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maketecheasier.com: Welcome back to 1995! Not. Although the open-source Haiku operating system is based on the older BeOS, a long-defunct operating system, the Haiku developers are keeping their project up with the times. Today I’m going to give you a screenshot tour of this unique OS.

What on Earth is Gnome OS?

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Software

techradar.com: The buzzword at the moment definitely seems to be "platform", and the Gnome team aren't happy just writing a bunch of libraries and programs sitting on top of a base system that they don't control. More specifically, they're looking to have more control over the whole experience for Gnome users.

Whatever happened to the Hurd? – The story of the GNU OS

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linuxuser.co.uk: If Linux hadn’t captured the moment and the imagination of developers, the energy that gathered around Linux might have gone to the Hurd and the world might have been a different place.

Linux is Free and it Shows

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Linux
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