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The History Of Operating Systems [INFOGRAPHIC]

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makeuseof.com: Have you ever wondered how your favourite operating system got started? Well wonder no more as the following infographic gives you all the necessary facts, going all the way back to the very first OS back in the 1950′s.

Have You Ever Wondered How Your Operating System Got Its Name?

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howtogeek.com: Have you ever wondered what “XP” stands for or where “Ubuntu” comes from? Some operating systems get their names from obvious places, but others need some explaining. We’ve rounded up the most popular and well-known operating systems, as well as a few lesser-known ones.

McNealy: Sun could have won out over Linux

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infoworld.com: Sun Microsystems' mishandling of Solaris on the Intel platform left an opening for Linux to become established, when the company's Solaris OS could have won out instead, Sun co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy said Thursday evening.

Nine traits of the veteran Unix admin

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infoworld.com: Last week I briefly departed from reality, thanks to the inexplicable actions of the CRTC, but this week, I'm off the drugs and back on terra firma -- sort of. Anyway, to celebrate my return to the land of the sane, I thought I'd tick off a few hallmarks of veteran Unix admins, so you have a better chance of spotting these rare, beautiful creatures in the wild. Here is their song.

10 Great Features in 10 Different OSes

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redmondmag.com: If you were making the ultimate operating system, what features would you choose? Here's one take on the best of the best from Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Unix, iOS, Windows and more.

ReactOS – Open-Source Windows Clone Software To Seriously Look Forward To

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makeuseof.com: ReactOS is an effort to provide a Windows NT-like architecture that is compatible with existing drivers and applications. An easy way to look at it would be to say that it is a clone of the Windows OS (which is closed-source so it’s not possible to really clone it), when in reality, it’s an alternative to the Windows OS.

Operating systems that time forgot

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mybroadband.co.za: Forget Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. We look at five operating systems that are now mostly history

Fedora GNOME 3 Test Day #1 coming tomorrow

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The first of three Fedora project GNOME 3 Test Days is taking place tomorrow (Thursday 2011-02-03) in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC. Join others and the GNOME development team to test out GNOME 3 and help make sure it's stable and polished! The testing is easy, can be done from a live image so there's no need to have Fedora installed or to be a Fedora user, and you can help out with just ten minutes of your time. This blog post has more details on the event and how you can get involved.

Zarafa Shows Open Source Momentum at FOSDEM 2011

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At FOSDEM 2011 (5-6 February, Brussels), Zarafa, the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration will present its new Zarafa Collaboration Platform (ZCP) 7.0.0 beta2 with a new, faster IMAP gateway and share how Enterprise MySQL performance can be doubled.

London's Design Museum Recognizes Ubuntu Fonts

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LONDON, Jan. 24, 2011 -- The Ubuntu Project today announced the opening of a new exhibition at London’s Design Museum dedicated to the Ubuntu Font, in collaboration with international typeface designers Dalton Maag.

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