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Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In

by Charles Babcock
When is less really more? When it’s a Linux operating system designed to run containers, such as Red Hat Atomic Host, Ubuntu Snappy, or CoreOS. As developers increasingly embrace containers for building and running apps, these small footprint systems could change the operating system’s long-standing role

http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/platform-as-a-service/linux-container-operating-systems-thin-is-in/a/d-id/1320478

Another article from Information Week, a slideshow also worth at least a cursory scan:

8 Microsoft Office Alternatives

by Kelly Sheridan

Microsoft’s Office productivity suite may be the go-to choice for personal and enterprise use, but there are cheaper options available.

http://www.informationweek.com/software/productivity-collaboration-apps/8-microsoft-office-alternatives/d/d-id/1320386
They list ApacheĀ Open Office, Zoho Docs, Libre Office, Free Office and Softmaker Office, Apple iWork, Google Docs (Google Apps), and ThinkFree Online


Trend to watch: Android vs. Microsoft

Watch this trend. (from eweek.com)

The Acer Aspire One AOD250, a dual-boot netbook with both Google Android and Microsoft Windows XP operating systems, is now available for $350. An Android-only model is a possibility, Acer says, should carriers push for it. Google‘s popular Android mobile operating system has moved beyond smartphones and made its way into Acer’s newest netbook…

Microsoft has what we feel is the top Office program on the globe (Microsoft Office) but Microsoft’s Windows OS is widely the butt of office jokes (‘blue screen of death’, ‘Save now save often’, etc). Linux has high reliability but Microsoft Office only works well in Microsoft Windows and Linux still has the spectre of supposed technical complexity lurking about to scare off average consumers. Readmore..