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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.

OpenIndiana Picks up Where OpenSolaris Left off

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linuxjournal.com: For those disappointed by Oracle's decision to discontinue supporting a free version of its Solaris Unix-like operating system, a new alternative emerged to take its place.

SCO Group auctions UNIX division

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h-online.com: The SCO Group has stated in an ad hoc press release that it will be selling its UNIX division to the highest bidder.

OpenSolaris spork ready for download

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theregister.co.uk: It is not quite ready for primetime, but with the announcement of OpenIndiana, a so-called spork of Oracle's OpenSolaris Unix distribution, the server world is getting a familiar, re-opened, and community-developed operating system aimed specifically at data center workloads.

OpenIndiana - Another OpenSolaris Fork - Coming Next Week

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phoronix.com: There is already the Illumos Project, which is a fork of OpenSolaris with a fully open-source code-base, that is now being used within the Nexenta and SchilliX operating systems, among others. We have just been tipped off as well that next week another new OpenSolaris derivative is being announced and it's to be called OpenIndiana.

Schillix 0.7.1i released with Illumos underneath

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h-online.com: The OpenSolaris distribution Schillix has released a version of its operating system which is based on the OpenSolaris fork Illumos.

Choices Choices Choices

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As Predicted, OpenSolaris Board Disbands

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linuxjournal.com: When the OpenSolaris Governing Board issued their ultimatum to Oracle on July 12, few thought it would have the desired effect of saving OpenSolaris.

StormOS Hail Beta - A very stormy experience

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dedoimedo.com: On paper, StormOS is an excellent technological concept: it is based on Nexenta, which itself is based on Solaris, and packaged with Ubuntu user-land and package management system.

Operating System Support: How Long Does Yours Last?

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earthweb.com: Key to any operating system buying decision is its lifespan for support and maintenance updates. As it turns out, most of the major operating system vendors offer support lengths that, on the surface, don't differ radically from each other --

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