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Operating Systems At War – But Who Wins?

Each OS has its own advantages and disadvantages. This article from Pc Advisor takes diffrent angle and considers normal joe user who just wanted to do their work:

When it comes to an OS, what should you choose? Each of the four biggest players; Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Vista and Windows XP all have their merits. So we've taken four experts and asked them to defend their chosen operating systems in an opinionated free-for-all.

=> Linux, Mac OS X, Vista and XP: head-to-head

GPL version 3 released

After long debate, GPL v3 is here. Richard Stallman's Free Software Foundation launched GPL Version 3 on Friday, 29, 2007 with an eye toward restricting patent actions against free software

One of the early adopters of GPL 3 will be the Samba Server project. Samba is extremely useful for sharing files and printers between UNIX computers and Microsoft Windows computer.

Over the last decade the GPL revolutionized the way software is written and distributed. GPL v3 is supposed to take revolution next level. However Linux is not going to be released under GPL v3.

What's new in GPL 3

Following are few new things in GPL v3.

Say no to DRM

This new version block DRM (digital rights management) shit in all GPL licensed code. For example TiVo set-top box cannot use GPL 3 licensed code.

Say no to Patents

GPL 3 also blocks nasty deals such as Microsoft/Novell agreement.

Sure it will take some time to adopt new license.


=> Read GNU General Public License v3.0

=> Can I modify GNU GPL software for my proprietary software application?

=> GPL Advantages and Disadvantages - Why you should use BSD license

=> Why use GPL version 3 - Why upgrade from GPL 2 to GPL 3?