[News] 8 New Releases of GNU/Linux (no Slowdown in Linux)

[News] 8 New Releases of GNU/Linux (no Slowdown in Linux)

Post by Doctor Smi » Sun, 10 May 2009 09:15:48

Have we hit 1000 different versions of Linux yet?

Talk about fragmentation and confusion.

No wonder Linux is such a clusterfsck.

[News] 8 New Releases of GNU/Linux (no Slowdown in Linux)

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 10 May 2009 09:22:33

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Kiwi 9.04


Clonezilla 1.2.2-9


Tiny Core 1.4.1


Slax 6.2.0


BSDanywhere 4.5


BSDanywhere 4.5


paldo 1.18


LinHES 6.00.08



Windows 7, Microsoft's Midlife Crisis?

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| Linux and Mac users can rightly point out that many Windows programs can be
| run on those platforms using WINE or in virtualization technology like that
| offered by Parallels, but Linux and WINE is not ready for prime time, and
| Macs are expensive enough as it is without having to buy Parallels and a copy
| of Windows XP as well.


Windows 7: 83% Of Businesses Won't Deploy Next Year

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| The survey, of more than 1,100 IT professionals, is one of the first
| extensive looks at Windows 7's early sales prospects. It found that a
| whopping 83% of enterprises plan to skip the OS in its first year. While the
| business market typically tends toward caution when it comes to new products,
| the figure is nonetheless surprising given that almost no large companies
| migrated to Vista and as a result most have been using XP much longer than
| planned.
| [...]
| The open source Linux OS also could benefit from slow uptake of Windows 7 in
| the enterprise market, as could Google's Android OS -- which some computer
| makers are reportedly testing as a netbook platform. Fifty percent of those
| surveyed by Dimensional Research said they've considered switching to a
| non-Windows OS to avoid Vista or Windows 7


The Windows 7 beta testing disaster

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| So what are Windows 7 damning problems?
| indows usage is on the decline, and while Windows XP was an acceptable OS
| from the standards of 2001, both the Mac OS X and Linux distributions such as
| Ubuntu have matured. Microsoft also launched many other business ventures
| that it had hoped to subsidize entirely as loss leaders using Windows and
| Office sales to run the other guys out of business, but with sales of those
| faulting combined with massive XBOX 360 hardware failures, giving up on the
| Zune 2 years in with 4% of the market, and failing to put a chink in Google
| services, Microsoft is getting desperate.
| heye not listening to real users, theye listening to a focus group if
| that, and the focus group gave us the McLean Deluxe, which was a total
| disaster for McDonalds. But unlike McDonalds, Microsoft has the advantage of
| no competitors. If we want to put Windows in the McLean Deluxe analogy,
| Windows thrives because all restaurants are McDonalds, all grocery stores are
| closed, and the only thing on the menu is the mystery meat. At least til
| lately.
| busing their OEM partners for years hasn won them any friends, and
| mainline PC vendors such as HP and Dell are marketing Linux systems now with
| no Microsoft Tax. This isn helped by the fact that the only thing Microsoft
| has that is nimble enough to run on the Netbooks that they totally failed to
| see coming is 8 years old (XP) and that they are giving Windows away in a
| massive dumpi