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First look: OpenSolaris 2008.05 a work in progress

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arstechnica.com: The OpenSolaris project, which has been slowly gaining momentum over the past year, issued its first official release last week. Designed with an emphasis on usability and easy installation, OpenSolaris aims to provide a complete desktop platform for users and developers built on top of Sun's Solaris kernel. We have been testing OpenSolaris 2008.05 in order to see how it compares to modern Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE.

Best Computing Solutions: Windows vs. Linux

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osweekly.com: As long as there are choices in computing platforms, there will be those that claim that their OS is the best over all others. In this article, I will work to put my own preferences aside, examine my years of experience with past clients who have used all three major platforms and why each made the most sense for them.

OpenSolaris 2008.05: Not quite there

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techiemoe.com: This is one OS that pretty much came out of the blue. The last time I looked at Sun Microsystems' Solaris was waaay back when the only free option was Solaris "Express" beta builds.

OpenSolaris is here to stay

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blogbeebe.blogspot: I've never gotten angrier after reading a blog post like I did after read Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols' post "OpenSolaris Arrive just to Die". The crux of sjvn's argument is: Still, all that said, I think OpenSolaris could survive, and possibly even thrive, if it wasn’t for one sad, simple fact.

more on OpenSolaris 2008.05

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  • OpenSolaris 2008.05: Notes from the field

  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 sucks big time
  • OpenSolaris: Nice, But Not There Yet

more OpenSolaris stuff

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  • OpenSolaris 2008.5 Screenshots

  • New Open Source Solaris Pits Sun Against Linux
  • OpenSolaris: What Ubuntu wants to be when it grows up
  • OpenSolaris opens for business
  • Open Source Embrace Gives Sun New Fans

OpenSolaris 2008.5

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blogbeebe.blogspot: OpenSolaris 2008.5 is available as an ISO download (and here as a torrent). It's shipping with the Gnome 2.20.2 desktop, so it will behave quite comfortably for those who are familiar with Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 10.3, and other recent distributions from the last six months. I've booted the live CD on europa, and so far everything Just Works.

Desktop evaluation - Linux, Mac OS and Windows

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blogs.zdnet.com: I’ve been asked by a KG client to run through a specific set of functions on a specific set of desktop environments and report back to them on my experiences. The client chose a short list of operating environnents and hardware platforms that included Apple Mac OS X, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), and Windows XP.

Linux vs. Windows Metrics -- Nothing Is Quite What It Seems To Be

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Caitlyn Martin: 10 days ago the Linux Loop blog had a post titled “Linux Eee PC Far Faster Than Windows Version”. The author compared the times of three tasks: boot up, loading Firefox, and shutting down. That’s hardly a comprehensive set of tests. I’m going to try and sift through the morass and say what I think the numbers really mean and what they don’t mean.

Thinking Of Switching?: Linux Ubuntu vs. Windows Vista vs. OSX Leopard

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athensexchange.com: Every few years, new operating systems are released for computers that promise new features, greater security and usability. Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.2 and Windows Vista Service Pack One were both released in February of 2008. Linux Ubuntu released the latest version of its operating system.

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