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Jul 02, 2010, 19:35 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Senthil Kumaran S.)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Let's take a look at the BeOS-inspired Haiku OS.

"GNU/Linux has lots of features for the desktop and the server side. However, there are problems with Linux-based operating systems. Being a monolithic kernel, people often find the system becomes unresponsive when using a GNU/Linux system. Another major problem, especially for new users, is choosing between various distributions. They end up installing a distribution that has more apps and services than they actually need (or that their hardware can support) for their day to day use, which also serves to slow down their systems.

"This article introduces you to an operating system called Haiku, which serves as a good starting point for aspiring students and those interested in hacking on operating systems. So what's so special about Haiku?"

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