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Battle Of The OS Titans

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forbes.com: Why consumers likely will win in the operating systems battle brewing among Apple, Google, Microsoft and Linux.

Windows, OS X, Ubuntu: maturity or stagnation?

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news.zdnet.co.uk: Which is the best operating system — Windows 7, OS X 10.6 or Ubuntu 9.10? The question is almost pointless. Beneath their skins, the operating systems are remarkably similar.

5 reasons why Google Chrome OS may not make it

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ghabuntu.com: I have identified 5 bottlenecks that Google would have tackle otherwise Chrome OS may not make any meaningful impact on the OS market.

No, that's not the Google Chrome OS

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blogs.computerworld.com: I know lots of people who really want to see Google's Linux-based Chrome operating system. I should. I'm one of them. But, alas, that story going around that there's been a leak of Chrome isn't true.

Want That Early Chrome OS Build? You Got It.

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techcrunch.com: The hits keep on coming from Jonathan Frederickson, the TechCrunch reader who turned our initial revelation of a “chromeos” folder on the Chromium build site into a full-on walk through. Today, he’s doing what Google won’t: Making the early Chrome OS build available for download.

A First Glimpse Of Chrome OS In The Flesh

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techcrunch.com: Following our post about Chrome OS yesterday, it looks like those wily folks at Google have removed the “chromeos” folder from the Chromium build folder. Too bad. But luckily, before they did, TechCrunch reader and Linux user, Jonathan Frederickson, was able to grab the code and managed to install it.

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10 vs OS X 10.6

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lunduke.com: October is a big month for computer nerds. Windows 7 (October 22nd) and Ubuntu 9.10 (October 29th) will both be released. But which should you use? Which is the best for your particular needs? Let’s take a look.

Apple vs. Microsoft: Top 20 stolen ideas of OS wars

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infoworld.com: Although Mac fanboys and Windows zealots don't like to admit it, the fact is that both Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard contain features that originated in the other OS. Some features were stolen so long ago that they've become part of the computing landscape, and it's difficult to remember who invented what.

Sun releases Solaris 10 10/09

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h-online.com: Sun Microsystems has announced the availability of the 10/09 update for its Solaris 10 operating system (OS). The latest release includes a number of bug fixes, feature updates and expanded support for new processors.

Computer OS's and Bee Hives

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There is Apple for the Cadillac through Mercedes crowd who simply must let everyone know they have the money to have less viruses. Then there is Linux.

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