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Why I'm *not* Signing Up for Google Chrome OS Pilot Program

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linux-tipps.blogspot.com: It's been all over the news that Google is starting a pilot program for it's Chrome OS. As my readers will know I'm always excited about new technology, especially dealing with Linux. But here's why I ended up not even trying to get into the program:

I have one! (chrome netbook)

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Hardware

peddicord.net: A few days ago, I ordered a book for my classes next quarter on Amazon. Came back home today thinking that it might have arrived, and found a package on my doorstep. I quickly opened it up to make sure it was the right book, and, wait... what is that?

New Benchmarks Of OpenSolaris, BSD & Linux

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phoronix.com: Earlier today we put out benchmarks of ZFS on Linux via a native kernel module that will be made publicly available to bring this Sun/Oracle file-system over to more Linux users. Now though as a bonus we happen to have new benchmarks of the latest OpenSolaris-based distributions, including OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana, and Augustiner-Schweinshaxe, compared to PC-BSD, Fedora, and Ubuntu.

Fragmentation and What it Means

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redmonk.com: “Building web apps is not getting easier. The fragmentation of operating systems and browsers is getting worse, not better.” With a few caveats, the above statement is obviously true.

11 OSes that Tried (and failed) to Take Down Windows

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maximumpc.com: Believe it or not, Microsoft’s Windows is 25 years old - which is certianly making some of us feel old. Despite a few ups and downs, growing pains, and BSODs, Windows has survived the test of time and continues to reign as one of the most popular operating systems available today. Of course that’s not to say there haven’t been other operating systems over the years that tried to steal the crown.

Oracle releases Solaris 11 Express

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infoworld.com: This version of the OS can be used for testing and development only and includes network virtualization capabilities

Also: Oracle responds to Apache Java defiance

Jolicloud's OS Isn't Just Similar to Chrome OS--Looks Like It Will Run With It

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ostatic.com: Like Chrome OS, the Jolicloud OS is focused entirely on managing cloud-based applications as opposed to local ones (see the screenshot below). Its other similarity to Chrome OS is that it is squarely aimed at the netbook market.

Does the Operating System Still Matter? Part 4

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redmonk.com: Never in recent memory has there been less focus on the operating system, a subject we examine periodically. We see this qualitiatively, as the nature of our engagement shifts to the layers above, below and around the operating system.

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