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OpenSolaris 2008.05 vs. OpenSolaris 2008.11 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Seven months after the release of OpenSolaris 2008.05 (a.k.a. Project Indiana) its successor was finally released earlier this week. To see how this new work has affected the performance of Sun's OpenSolaris operating system, we have benchmarked both releases through some different tests.

Hands-on: OpenSolaris 2008.11 a major step forward for Sun

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arstechnica.com: The OpenSolaris development community launched version 2008.11, its second release ever, Wednesday. It's still not capable of replacing Linux on the desktop, but it shows promise.

OpenSolaris 2008.11 is ready

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heise-online.co.uk: The OpenSolaris project developers have released the final version 2008.11, four weeks after the release candidate and in line with their six-monthly release cycle. Apart from Firefox 3, Gnome 2.24 and OpenOffice 3, which are mainly intended for desktop use, the operating system also offers a complete web stack.

XP vs. Ubuntu - Asthetics

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moral-flexibility.net/blog: My old version of XP was long overdue to be reinstalled. At almost 4 years old it was cludging like mad, and desperately needed cleanup. I’d been considering switching to Ubuntu ever since I’d installed it on the surveillance system DVR, but was concerned.

Fedora, OpenSuse, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris

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mmartinsoftware.blogspot: I've been running Fedora for some time at home and on several work computers--most recently the latest Fedora 10 development branches. I ventured out to try OpenSuse, and brought in Beta 5. I must admit, I was blown away.

Open Solaris 2008.05 - Are you kidding me?

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dedoimedo.com: This article is a summary of my four-hour experience with Open Solaris 2008.05. How was it? Well, in one word: good. In two words: NOT good.

ReactOS; a free alternative to Windows

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aronzak.wordpress: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction is where ReactOS, what is essentially an attempt at a free Windows clone, derives its name. The project aims to be ‘binary compatible’ with Windows.

Ding, dong SCO is dead

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news.cnet.com: Though SCO still has the option to appeal, a federal district court judge Dale Kimball has now effectively written its death sentence in the form of a somewhat blistering final judgment, as Groklaw reports.

Ubuntu vs. OpenSolaris vs. FreeBSD Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Over the past few weeks we have been providing several in-depth articles looking at the performance of Ubuntu Linux. In this article, we are now comparing the 64-bit performance of Ubuntu 8.10 against the latest test releases of OpenSolaris 2008.11 and FreeBSD 7.1.

Linux Should Copy Amiga

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linuxtoday.com: Mark Shuttleworth made headlines not too long ago when he called for the Linux desktop to surpass Mac OS X in both beauty and functionality. I'm not much of an Apple fan-- I don't care for the Apple desktop. I think there is a better model to aspire to, and that is the AmigaOS.

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