By this deal MS and NOVELL are try gain personal benefits. They r trying to harm open source movement.
Read this http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/nov06/11-20Statement.mspx
This Microsoft-Novell partnership's not all it's cracked up to be by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley -- It's now November 21, and both Microsoft and Novell are still spending an inordinate amount of energy trying to convince nonbelievers that their intentions in forming their interoperability alliance on November 2 were as altruistically pro-customer as they originally claimed.
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AMD buy ATI : what does this means for nVidia
From past few years nVidia and AMD are very good partners, even there is roumer on the net that nVidia might buy AMD.
I think this is not the right move by AMD because of this AMD might get away from nVidia (and closer to Intel) which is definately is not good. Also nVidia is a better platform provider for AMD than ATI. This time AMD has to make sure Nvidia might get away from them and AMD has to give more information to Nvidia than before.
After this Nvidia will give equal priority both AMD and Intel and they also have to look for other option for innovation. There is one more option for Nvidia, which not in current scenario is to "build processor based on power architecture of IBM." Power architecture is used my Apple, now Apple has witched to Intel, IBM might be looking for partner to sell Power based processors. IBM is promoting Power architecture as open source processor architecture through power.org. Nvidia has two options while using power architecture, first is use processor as its and second is to modify it according to their requirement. I believe Nvidia must achoose first option. Which also help them to maintain compatibility with other power derivatives.
If ur tired using Winows, Linux , Mac, *BSD there are few other u can try.
There are operating systems u can try, might be one of them suit ur needs.
Started in 1996 and still in beta, SkyOS is primarily developed by just one person, Robert Szeleney. This proprietary OS has a lot of good things going for it, such as symmetric multiprocessing support, an integrated media subsystem, and a journaled 64-bit file system that lets you recover a partition in the event of a crash. Application support is limited, but SkyOS offers Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, AbiWord, Gaim, Nvu, and Pixel, among others. Installing application software is simple via the SkyOS Software Store; all it takes is a few clicks of the mouse.
SkyOS also offers real-time file content query searches with multiple keyword support, similar to Beagle in Linux or Spotlight in Mac OS X. Files and programs are indexed for easy access. Also included is support for system-wide mouse gestures, and a media player application that uses ffmpeg for multiple codec support, including Windows Media Video and MP3.
After Be Inc.'s assets were bought Palm in 2001, a group of BeOS fans created the OpenBeOS project to write an open source operating system (under the MIT license) that would be backward-compatible with BeOS 5. The project, now known as Haiku, has made some progress since it started. A lot of programs can run on the system, including Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey, as well as some games and other programs.
While Haiku offers short boot times and application load times, networking adapter support is very limited. Also, installing Haiku requires a BeOS or Zeta system installed, and an extra BeOS partition to move the Haiku files onto.
Syllable, created in 2002 as a fork of the now-defunct AtheOS, is a GPL-licensed open source desktop OS. It has modest hardware requirements and boots quickly. Although the choice of application software is limited, there are Web browsers, email programs, games, and a media player. To install the majority of the software, you just move a binary file out of an archive. Syllable also includes a 64-bit file system, the AtheOS File System.
Syllable's hardware support can be lacking, and installing Syllable can be an adventure for some, as the installer is text-based and can be confusing. However, out of all the operating systems in this list, this is the most ready to be used as a secondary OS.
The ReactOS® project is dedicated to making Free Software available to everyone by providing a ground-up implementation of a Microsoft Windows® XP compatible operating system. ReactOS aims to achieve complete binary compatibility with both applications and device drivers meant for NT and XP operating systems, by using a similar architecture and providing a complete and equivalent public interface.
ReactOS components are growing more and more compatibile with equivalent, closed source alternatives, but ReactOS doesn't simply stop at an arbitrary line in the sand. ReactOS has and will continue to incorporate new versions of the Win32 API and so will track and sometimes even define the state of the art in operating system technology. Rather than using current technology as a limit on our activities, we are constantly incorporating features from newer versions as well.
If any one of these does not satisfy ur needs , then u always have one more option "write your own os".