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Toshiba’s Dual Windows and Android Tablet

In yet another unprecedented move, Toshiba has decided to join the band wagon of the tablet market. In order to make a “soft landing” on entering the market, Toshiba is taking no risks, as its releasing its tablet in Windows and Android operating system.  Unlike other contenders that are yet to unveil their answer for the iPad tablet; Toshiba is seeking a strong customer base by, releasing its tablet in two operating system platforms, which will ensure greater market penetrability.

The Toshiba tablet will be dual screen, on one side featuring the Windows operating system and on the other side featuring the Android operating system.  By this ingenious device, Toshiba is looking keener to exploiting revenues from the Android applications market, which is experiencing a boom. Similarly, by a Windows operating system will certainly.

Some of the features of Toshiba’s tablet are as follows:

  • 10 inch, foldable dual screen.
  • Twin operating system support  for Windows and Android
  • Enabled keyboard connectivity
  • Wi-Fi

These are just some of the features that Toshiba’s dual screen tablet seeks to bring in to the tablet market.

The release date of the tablet has not been released yet. Similarly there is not second guessing of the price, as Toshiba has yet to decide its benchmark with the current booming tablet market.

OPEN SOLARIS

27 years ago Sun had released its own version of the Unix namely SunOS. Nine years later it was renamed Solaris. With its ever expanding user base, Solaris happened to be one of the most popular Unix based OS known for its security, reliability and compatibility. In 2005 Sun took the decision of sharing the source code of Solaris and thus was born OpenSolaris.

The graphic user interface of OpenSolaris is based on the GNOME architecture. This is the same desktop environment used by many Linux distributions and thus Open Solaris is often confused with Linux. OpenSolaris is distributed under the Common Development and Distribution License. OpenSolaris is distributed for free just like Linux but it is quite different. While Linux distributions such as Fedora and Ubuntu are based on the Linux kernel, OpenSolaris has its own Solaris kernel. Nevertheless both are POSIX compliant,the industry standard for Unix like operating systems. OpenSolaris proves itself a worthy competitor to Windows and Linux in many aspects. It offers many features unavailable in Windows or any Linux flavour.

Installing applications on OpenSolaris is just a breeze with its Image Packing System. It is an application manager which scourges for applications online or through LAN and installs them without any hassles. OpenSolaris also boasts of the best file system available in any OS, the ZFS File system. One of the most advanced and most scalable file systems ZFS boosts the performance of OpenSolaris greatly. The file system is 128 bit which means it can support upto 256 quadrillion zeta bytes of storage! Another unique feature of OpenSolaris is the Time Slider. With the help of the superior ZFS file system it takes regular snapshots of files. Thus accidentally deleted files can be easily recovered. Virtual machines are just not enough for OpenSolaris, the all new Crossbow feature enables you to create your own virtual network. Thus multiple network interface cards can be created with their own MAC and IP addresses.

OpenSolaris is simply a god send for developers. It comes with preloaded with a set of developer tools unavailable in other OSs. Writing and debugging programs has never been easier. A unique feature which appeals to developers is DTrace. DTrace is an application which enables one to probe any working program in real time to understand its inner workings. There are about 60,000 probes available and the number keeps growing. This greatly helps a developer in reverse engineering a software code. There is also Service Management Facility which helps in managing services in the background.

OpenSolaris also comes with its own set of fun items. Compiz Visual Effects, which comes preloaded, is useful in creating funky 3D environments. There is also Elisa, an open source media centre tailored for OpenSolaris.

OpenSolaris is a fun and intuitive OS with some of the latest innovation packed under its hood. The reason its open source is not just to distribute it for free but for people to actually contribute to its development. So head to http://www.opensolaris.com and give it a try.

The Gen-Next of Netbook Operating Systems

The hunt for a new netbook Operating System (OS) is sure a frustrating one. Some of the lower range netbooks struggle to operate even with Windows 7 Starter edition. Well the good news is that keeping cloud computing in mind, a number of OS have been designed to compute efficiently. Google’s Chrome OS was the one to set the trend. Linux Distros wasn’t far behind with many OS coming out tailored especially for netbooks. Read on, to find out about some of the better alternative OS’s for a smooth netbook experience.

Jolicloud

Jolicloud is a Linux powered netbook OS which emphasizes more on flair than performance. At around 600MB it is not exactly light weight but then it does have the looks to make up for it. The netbook is glossy colored and filled with icons on a jet black background, which gives it a sleek phone interface look.

It can be booted from a flash drive or can be run as a live OS from USB drive. Booting and loading of the user interface (UI) takes a lot f time. However, the performance of the netbook is pretty good. Jolicloud is not only a cloud based OS, there are applications available by default and many more can be installed for which there is a built in installer for this purpose. There are web based add-ons too. Using them could make social networking fun. Accessing your Facebook and Twitter accounts are as simple as opening an IM client.
Jolicloud is a fun and interactive OS as compared to Windows. Moreover,  it is lighter on resources. It wouldn’t take much time for anyone to get used to it.

Moblin

Backed by Intel as the base OS for the Intel Atom platform, Moblin is a unique operating system. It does not resemble Linux or Windows but possesses its own distinct look.  Installation is breezy and the booting up too is pretty quick. There is a multifunction panel at the top of the screen with quick links to things like connectivity, settings, applications etc. The panel also has the auto hide feature giving users respite from cramped up screens. Functionality is where Moblin scores big as it provides support for most of the netbooks by default.

Xpud

At 64MB this “distro” is one of the lightest OS available for netbooks. It opens up to a lucid four menu UI with no frills. Everything is pretty basic, including the programs available. Pre installed programs are kept to a bare minimum to keep the download size small. This is an OS for those who do nothing much but browse, chat and occasionally watch a few videos.

Though all the netbook OS are pretty much lightweight to use, I would recommend you to pick to suit your needs. While Jolicloud and Ubuntu Netbook Remix are for the regular user who would prefer something different and light, Xpud is the champion of all the lightweight OS. Moblin would fit in somewhere in between with a balance between functionality and lightweight.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Ubuntu netbook Remix retains the essence of the traditional Ubuntu while having a layout of other netbook OS’s. It simply a lighter version of Ubuntu fine tuned for easy operability on netbooks. Installation is same as the standard Ubuntu.

Customizing your installation is pretty simple with all the settings available in one place. Just like Jolicloud, Ubuntu netbook Remix supports storing files on the local drives other than using the cloud. Users can also register for Cloud One. Cloud One is online cloud storage space offered by Ubuntu. As is the case with Ubuntu, there are loads of applications available.

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