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Operating systems

  • Why being a Linux geek could make you more employable

    I love Linux and I have been fortunate enough to have been able to use it as my base operating system in all of the different companies that I've worked for the last ten years or so. But, I know that unless you're a systems administrator, most fans of the OS find themselves battling against corporate IT if they even try to run a non-Windows system at work. Just recently, I noticed a post on Slashdot where a user was asking where he could get a job in the FOSS industry. So, I was quite relieved to see that...

  • Android devices fail more regularly than Apple, Windows, BlackBerry [Study]

    A smartphone running Android software is more likely to suffer from faults than one running, Apple's iOS, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry's OS, a study by "wireless experience management experts" WDS has found. The study reached the conclusion after analysing more than 600 000 technical support calls handled by WDS' teams around the world in a 12-month period (July 2010-August 2011), the company explained in a press release on the study titled, Controlling the Android. WDS found, that of all technical support calls it fielded, 14% related to Android hardware, while 11% of calls were for Windows Phone, seven percent for iOS,...

  • Ubuntu 11.10, the Linux you’ve been waiting for

    Ubuntu 11.10, codenamed "Oneiric Ocelot", releases today. It is a key Linux-based OS release in the development history of the operating system. Earlier this year, Ubuntu 11.10 was made available as a pre-alpha development version, with many stating that the operating system had finally, "found its stride". Some of the more important updates involve the overall stability of the Ubuntu release, its streamlined cloud services and a heavily improved app store. Also included...