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I'm a BSD

By Rick Jelliffe
June 11, 2010

This week I am taking FreeBSD 8.0 for a spin. So far, I like it enough that it will probably be my normal desktop environment. It seems to have the right stuff: my PC seems markedly faster. FreeBSD's slogan is...

Is Oracle Getting Ready To Kill Unbreakable Linux?

By Chris Josephes
July 14, 2009

Will Unbreakable Linux be pushed to the sidelines by another open source operating system?

libproxy tries to fix what sucks about proxies--and other news from first day of Southern California Linux Expo

libproxy tries to fix what sucks about proxies--and other news from first day of Southern California Linux Expo
By Andy Oram
February 21, 2009

Application support for proxies is inconsistent. Nathaniel McCallum and his colleagues have done a pretty exhaustive study of application support for proxies. This is a classic problem crying out for standardization, and libproxy tries to fill that gap. Existing applications would have to be rewritten, but for an interface that provides only three calls, how much trouble can that be?

OpenSolaris: Driver Wrangling

By Chris Josephes
January 22, 2009

I've been running OpenSolaris 2008.11 on a laptop, a virtual machine, and a test server configuration for about six weeks now. I promised earlier that I'd write a few articles on how well everything worked and on the differences in...

OpenSolaris 2008.11 Release

By Chris Josephes
December 2, 2008

It looks like the 2008.11 release of OpenSolaris just hit their download page. My plan this week is to install the image on my primary laptop and gauge ease of installation, configuration, driver support, and performance. According to blog reports,...

Is Linux the New Unix?

By Brian Redfern
September 24, 2008

Some people are predicting the death of Solaris. As a multimedia, client-side guy, I find Solaris to be pretty uninteresting, I find Ubuntu's attempt to compete with Mac osx more compelling. Solaris used to be a huge player on the...


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