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Jolicloud 1.0 review

Jolicloud 1.0 is a new edition of Linux aimed at non-technical netbook users, described this way by its makers: "[It] is not a traditional OS. It was built for netbook users to leverage the Cloud and make their life easier." Think of it as a variant on the Google ChromeOS approach: This Internet operating system, as the company calls it, is little more than a Web browser plus a few other supporting technologies.
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Operating Systems

MeeGo review

MeeGo is an Intel-sponsored Linux distribution designed for netbooks.
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Operating Systems

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx review

Canonical has high hopes for its latest release: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long Term Support). Also known as Lucid Lynx, this new version is the one that, from many indications, the company hopes will take Ubuntu from being a fan favourite to a commercial success. Based on my first look at the release candidate, Canonical's hopes may be realised.
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Operating Systems

SUSE Studio review

We first saw SUSE Studio in beta at VMWorld in 2008, a skunkworks tool for building SUSE instances. It's come a long way since then.
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Operating Systems

CrossOver Linux 9 review

Some Linux users insist that anything you can do on Windows, you can do better on Linux. While there's some truth to that, many of us have Windows applications that make completely leaving Windows close to impossible. That's where CodeWeavers' latest version of CrossOver Linux comes in.
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Operating Systems

Windows 7 on multicore review

Back in January 2009, I published the first half of my groundbreaking study on multicore support under Microsoft Windows. The article featured an in-depth look at multicore/multiprocessor performance under Windows 7, Vista, and XP, including extensive benchmark data for each platform. At the time, I concluded that Windows 7, and to a lesser degree Vista, delivered better scalability moving from single-core to dual- and quad-core architectures. However, I also noted that this advantage was not yet sufficient to allow Windows 7 to overtake the leaner, more efficient XP under heavy workloads.
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Operating Systems

Microsoft DirectAccess review

DirectAccess, Microsoft's pairing of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for connect-anywhere access, is possibly the best thing Redmond has produced in a long time. Unfortunately for many, it just may be about five years too early.
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Operating Systems

Google Chrome OS

Google released its Chrome operating system last week to a great deal of hoopla and debate. Depending on your point of view, it was either the Next Big Thing or Much Ado About Nothing.
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Operating Systems

Jolicloud OS

Jolicloud is built upon Ubuntu Netbook Remix and features the same quick launch menu interface as UNR.
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Operating Systems

Moblin 2.0 review

Launched two years ago by Intel and now hosted by The Linux Foundation, Moblin is a Linux platform aimed at netbooks and mobile Internet devices. Version 2.0 of the OS was released in October.
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