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Get started with FreeBSD: A brief intro for Linux users

If you've never tried FreeBSD, take a few minutes now -- you might be surprised

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

Unix admins threaten to fork Debian if systemd makes it into the next version of the Linux distribution

Choose your side on the Linux divide

The battle over systemd exposes a fundamental gap between the old Unix guard and a new guard of Linux developers and admins

HP expects first x86 Nonstop systems next year

Nonstop customers will get a path off of the Itanium chip, which Intel is winding down

Oracle Solaris update plays nice with OpenStack

Oracle is adding an OpenStack distribution to its latest Solaris release

With OpenPower, IBM tries to turn the tables on Intel

The company will license its new Power 8 chip to other companies to build hyperscale systems

The mixed fate of Sun's tech under Oracle

From Java to Sparc, critical Sun technologies have lived on, been cut loose, or lost their luster in the four years since the Oracle acquisition

As Unix fades away from data centers, what's going to replace it?

Linux is gaining ground today, but a cloud OS or some other new technology may become more important in time

IBM's losing ground with Unix -- and Oracle may follow

Sales of IBM's Unix servers are down almost 20 percent for Q3 compared to last year as market for proprietary Unix hardware shrinks

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