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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.

What Operating Systems are Developers Using?

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redmonk.com/sogrady: Ian Skerrett of Eclipse asserted that, according to Eclipse’s community survey data, Mac had fallen behind Linux as an operating system of choice for developers. Rolling up their numbers, I get the following distribution of operating systems:

Surviving Mac, Windows, Linux on daily basis

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linuxevangelist.blogspot: I am a Linux, Mac & Windows user and I use them on daily basis. I use Linux for all my personal works, Windows at my Office and Mac on the move [since I bought it at high premium].

Ten annoying operating system failings

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zdnet.co.uk: There's no denying that every operating system has its own little foibles, but some shortcomings are more infuriating than others, says Jack Wallen.

5 Operating Systems Making Big Waves This Week

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serverwatch.com: It's been a busy week for operating systems (OSes). Here's a rundown of what happened and the implications.

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  • Hacking the American College Application Process
    In recent years, foreign students have streamed into American universities, their numbers nearly doubling in the last decade. About half of all international students are coming from Asian countries, many of which have been subject to heavy recruitment from American colleges. Taking advantage of the popularity of an American education, a new industry has sprung up in East Asia, focused on guiding students through the U.S. college application process with SAT preparation courses, English tutors and college essay advisors. But not all college prep companies are playing by the rules. In their investigative series for Reuters, a team of reporters found that foreign companies are increasingly helping students game the U.S. college application process. Some companies have leaked questions from college entrance exams to their students before they take the test. Others have gone so far as to ghostwrite entire college applications and complete coursework for students when they arrive on campus. We spoke with Steve Stecklow, one of the reporters on the team, about what they uncovered.
  • illusive networks' Deceptions Everywhere
    illusive networks' bread and butter is its deception cybersecurity technology called Deceptions Everywhere whose approach is to neutralize targeted attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats by creating a deceptive layer across the entire network. By providing an endless source of false information, illusive networks disrupts and detects attacks with real-time forensics and without disruption to business.
  • Mozila Offers Free Security Scanning Service: Observatory
    With an eye toward helpiing administrators protect their websites and user communities, Mozilla has developed an online scanner that can check if web servers have optimal security settings in place. It's called Observatory and was initially built for in-house use, but it may very well be a difference maker for you. "Observatory by Mozilla is a project designed to help developers, system administrators, and security professionals configure their sites safely and securely," the company reports.