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Funny stuff what I encountered

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dedoimedo.com: This is going to be a clowns-quality article - sad and tragic and most likely unfunny. But some of you may yet chuckle at the contents displayed. For 'tis not just any article about funny stuff, it's one that has to do with computers and operating systems.

Is Tablet-Creep in Operating Systems a Bad Thing and Must we Accept it?

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ghacks.net: Like it or not, it would appear that the tablet-ification of our desktop operating systems is inevitable. Setting aside the new Metro interface that will take the main focus of Windows 8, Apple are slowly creeping more tablet features into OS X and even Canonical are getting in on the act.

5 free operating systems that aren't Linux

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tech2.in.com: If you’ve tried your hand at Linux and want to try some others, we’re giving you a list of operating systems that aren’t Linux.

NSA releases ultra-secure open source Android derivative

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androidcommunity.com: Rejoice, paranoid security fanatics! There’s finally a version of Android that enables your obsessive need to lock and control each and every file on your mobile device. There’s just one catch: you’ve got to trust the National Security Agency to use it.

Genode OS Gets An Ambitious 2012 Roadmap

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phoronix.com: Genode OS, one of the interesting non-Linux-based operating systems that is built on a unique framework architecture and is striving to make a general purpose OS, has shared a new project road-map.

2012 Linux distributions reviews

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How to annoy fanboys

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dedoimedo.com: Welcome to Trolling, the new strategy by Dr. Kackensprecher aimed at garnering clicks. In this fine article, we will learn all the subtle and not so subtle ways of destabilizing the mental state of people with a high emotional dependence on software.

A Wayback Machine journey with BeOS R4, Zeta 1.0, and Haiku

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arstechnica.com: As the staff of Ars Technica convenes in Chicago for some infrequent face-to-face time, we're turning the clock back to 1998. It was a time when Windows 95 ruled the desktop, preemptive multitasking on the Mac was still a gleam in Steve Jobs' eye, enthusiasts were furiously overclocking their Celeron 300a CPUs, and the attention of geeks was distracted by a unusually bright, shiny object: BeOS.

CentOS vs. Oracle vs. Scientific Linux 6.1 Performance

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phoronix.com: While CentOS, Scientific Linux, and Oracle Linux Server are all derived from the same upstream source (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), how does the system performance compare between these RHEL derivatives?

Operating systems don't matter

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  • Operating systems don't matter much anymore
  • Operating Systems Matter More Than Ever

I accidentally Nexenta

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dedoimedo.com: Nexenta Core Platform is an OpenSolaris-based system with a Ubuntu application base and the flexible and powerful APT package management. Sounds like a marvelous idea.

Lubuntu 11.10 review

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  • Lubuntu 11.10 review – a cure to Ubuntu’s Unity blues?
  • openSUSE 12.1 - Just released and seems to be working?
  • Haiku - Open-source recreation of BeOS
  • Mint 12: Just what the doctor ordered
  • Fedora 16 review – laying groundwork for exciting future
  • Linux Mint 12 Mini Review

A Quick Tour Of Oracle Solaris 11

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phoronix.com: Solaris 11 was released on Wednesday as the first major update to the former Sun operating system in seven years. In this article is a brief look.

Happy Solaris 11 Day

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blogs.gnome.org: Nearly seven years after the launch of Sun Solaris 10, today sees the official launch of Oracle Solaris 11 at an event in NYC*.

7 Open and Free Network Servers

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serverwatch.com: Here, we'll discover some free and open router projects, covering those suitable for small businesses, medium-sized, and even enterprise-level comparable to Cisco and Juniper.

All Change?

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technologytales.com: Could 2011 be remembered as the year when the desktop computing interface got a major overhaul? Two developments in the Linux world have spawned a hell of an amount of comment:

Openindiana Screenshots Tour

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unixmen.com: "OpenIndiana oi_151a has been released, this release comes exactly one year after the first release, oi_147. This build brings a wide variety of enhancements,openindiana including being the first build based on Illumos."

OpenIndiana 151a Released; One Year Anniversary

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phoronix.com: To mark the one year anniversary of the creation of OpenIndiana, there's a new OpenIndiana release. OpenIndiana 151a is this new release that is timed one year after this OpenSolaris fork arrived.

It's Most Certainly Not The End of the OS

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elevenislouder.blogspot: In a recent article over at MyBroadband, Alastair Otter says that the end of the OS is nigh. I couldn't disagree more.

Linux vs. UNIX

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ciol.com: Although many still consider UNIX the best option for high-demand applications, the technical differences between Linux and UNIX are "going to be pretty minimal" going forward, argued Gartner analyst George Weiss in a recent report.

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