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Various bits of news about operating systems

Linux is Free and it Shows

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  • Linux is Free and it Shows
  • FreeBSD news wrap up (10 December)
  • BSD Magazine (Dec 2012): Linux Jails in PC-BSD
  • Firefox OS simulator hits v1.0 as launch looms
  • Elementary OS Luna Review
  • Slax 7.0 released
  • Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review Part 4
  • Red Hat Named In Top 50 Companies to Work for in 2013
  • For Red Hat, Whitehurst changed his ways

Haiku OS: A New Kind Of Operating System

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unixmen.com: I have been having an absolute blast of a time testing out a new operating system for this article. It is called Haiku OS. It is not a Unix or Linux based operating system, but rather an operating system based upon BeOS.

Whither OpenSolaris? Illumos Takes Up the Mantle

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linuxinsider.com: After Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, its lack of interest in maintaining OpenSolaris as an open source operating system drove a group of dedicated developers to pick up where Sun left off.

Overview of Haiku OS Release 1 Alpha 4

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vazhavandan.blogspot: HAIKU is an opensource OS that is targeted at the personal computing market. It is developed by the Haiku Project and takes its inspiration from BeOS. It's kernel is based on NewOS. Haiku recently announced release of Haiku Release 1 Alpha 4.

FreeBSD project servers hacked

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Xenix: The Microsoft Unix That Once Was

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unixmen.com: One would not normally associate Microsoft with Unix. While Microsoft’s interest(s) in Unix may remain minimal in recent times, history tells a very different story.

BeOS-inspired operating system Haiku hits new milestone

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computerworld.com.au: Haiku, an open source project inspired by BeOS, has hit a new milestone, with developers releasing Alpha 4 of the operating system.

A Linux user switches to DOS, Part Two

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networkworld.com: Last week I set a goal for myself: To live entirely in DOS for one week, in order to demonstrate how “old” technology is just as viable and usable as modern tech. Also it sounded like fun. And fun it was.

Is Aliyun OS really Linux? Android? A rip-off of both?

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zdnet.com: What is Aliyun OS? A Linux fork? An Android fork? An Android rip-off? It appears to be an illegal Linux/Android fork offering pirated Android programs.

GNOME OS is on the way - but mainly for testing and development

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zdnet.com: The GNOME project, which is facing heavy criticism over usability issues, is to build a touch-capable 'GNOME OS' as a way of improving the overall experience for users and developers

After Oracle, OpenSolaris rises again

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infoworld.com: Oracle tried to kill it, but the former Sun project has emerged from the ashes, nurtured by a crowd of innovative startups

Our dream OS: the best of Windows, OS X, Linux, Android and iOS

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techradar.com: Which operating system is the best? It's a classic question, and one still capable of generating pages of highly polarised online debate.

Remembering OS/2 While Waiting for Windows 8

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pcmag.com: Like enterprise Linux, OS/2 - which celebrated its 25th birthday this week - is one of those operating systems that had "wide adoption," but not outside the realm of IT.

Why have just one operating system

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stuff.co.nz: I'm currently running three different operating systems on my desktop PC. There's my habitual Kubuntu Linux, a version of Android (more common on phones), and Windows. They're running simultaneously and I can select any one with a mouse click.

Minix Gets a NetBSD Code Infusion

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pcworld.com: Minix, the Unix operating system that inspired Linus Torvalds to create Linux, has been expanded to give users a wider range of commands and features, thanks in large part to a Google Summer of Code project from last year.

Funny stuff what I encountered

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dedoimedo.com: This is going to be a clowns-quality article - sad and tragic and most likely unfunny. But some of you may yet chuckle at the contents displayed. For 'tis not just any article about funny stuff, it's one that has to do with computers and operating systems.

Is Tablet-Creep in Operating Systems a Bad Thing and Must we Accept it?

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ghacks.net: Like it or not, it would appear that the tablet-ification of our desktop operating systems is inevitable. Setting aside the new Metro interface that will take the main focus of Windows 8, Apple are slowly creeping more tablet features into OS X and even Canonical are getting in on the act.

5 free operating systems that aren't Linux

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tech2.in.com: If you’ve tried your hand at Linux and want to try some others, we’re giving you a list of operating systems that aren’t Linux.

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