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Jim Zemlin is executive director of the Linux Foundation claims Solaris UNIX is irrelevant and Linux is future. Is Sun Solaris on its deathbed? Linux backers claim Solaris is irrelevant; Sun of course disagrees.

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InfoWeek has an interesting article about the open-source future – What Linux Will Look Like In 2012.

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Midori operating system is the code name for a microkernel-based operating system written as managed code, being developed at Microsoft, mooted as a possible successor to Microsoft Windows by many.

Midori will use the Internet to operate and data will be stored on central Microsoft server. It will remove the role of a single PC.

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I’ve already written about setting up PPTP VPN client for proprietary Microsoft Point-to-Point vpn server using Linux pptp client. Learn how to troubleshoot and resolve common PPTP network connection problems.

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In the past Microsoft has been hostile to the open source movement. But At OSCON, Microsoft announced their sponsorship of “The Apache Software Foundation”, joining Google and Yahoo! at Platinum level.

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Gates may be gone, but the walls and bars of proprietary software he helped create remain, for now — Richard Stallman.

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In a letter sent to customers this week, Microsoft senior VP Bill Veghte said the software maker will provide security patches “and other critical updates” for Windows XP until April, 2014.

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