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11. Webliography

[Almond&Brown2006] Chris Almond, Mark Brown, Chuck Davis, William Dy, Paul Ionescu, Jeff Richardson, Kurt Taylor, Robbie Williamson. IBM Redbooks Solaris to Linux Migration A Guide for System Administrators  IBM Redbook. 02 February 2006.

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[Bezroukov1999a] Nikolai Bezroukov. "Open Source Development as a Special Type of Academic Research (Critique of Vulgar Raymondism),"  First Monday, volume 4, number 10 (October),
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[Bezroukov1999b] Nikolai Bezroukov, "A Second Look at the Cathedral and the Bazaar," First Monday, volume 4, number 12 (December), at, accessed 4 March 2004.

[Bezroukov2004a] Labyrinth of Software Freedom. Chapter 1: Social Roots, Complexity and Never Ending Process of Interpretation of GPL

[Bezroukov2005a] Nikolai Bezroukov. Portraits of Open Source Pioneers. Ch 4: A Slightly Skeptical View on Linus Torvalds

[Bezroukov2005b] Nikolai Bezroukov. Solaris vs Linux Security in Large Enterprise Environment

[Bezroukov2005b] Nikolai Bezroukov. Softpanorama (Slightly Skeptical) Sun Solaris Security and Hardening Page

[Bezroukov2005c]  Nikolai Bezroukov. Sun under the Linux siege Part of the Ch 4: A Slightly Skeptical View on Linus Torvalds of the ebook Portraits of Open Source Pioneers.

[Bruning2005a] Max Bruning.  A Comparison of Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD Kernels at Max Bruning is teaching Solaris internals and is a more qualified reviewer for the subject.  Accessed October 18, 2005

[Bruning2006] Max Bruning.  Comparison of Solaris OS and Linux for Application Developers Sun Developer Network, June 2006. Accessed June 21, 2006 URL://

[Card&Tso1994] Rémy Card, Theodore Ts'o, Stephen Tweedie Design and Implementation of the Second Extended Filesystem, First Dutch International Symposium on Linux.  Amsterdam (December, 1994)

[Cheng&Huang2002] Lee Cheng, Wayne Huang , Paul Sutera, Nam Keung. Technical guide for porting applications from Solaris to Linux, Version 1.0  IBM DeveloperWorks, 12 Feb 2002

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[Foxwell&Rozenfeld2005] Harry Foxwell, Isaac Rozenfeld Slicing and Dicing Servers: A Guide to Virtualization and Containment Technologies

[Gleditsch&Gjermshus2004] Arne Georg and Per Kristian   Linux-Documentation-Submitting Patches

[Groklaw2005] Comments for the article  How The Kernel Development Process Works, by Greg Kroah-Hartman

[Haff2007] Gordon Haff. Illuminata Perspectives » Blog Archive » Predatory Open Source

[Hanrahan2004]  Tom Hanrahan,  Linux Engineering, OSDL Interview by Jim Wagner

[IBM2006] developerWorks Migration station Linux track

[Intel2002a] [PDF] Intel® Compilers for Linux* - Compatibility with the GNU 

[Intel2002b] Compatibility with the GNU* Compilers. Version 8.x Intel® C++ Compiler 8.1 for Linux

[Intel2005] Compatibility with the GNU* Compilers. Version 9.0 Intel® C++ Compiler 9.0 for Linux

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[Kroach-Hartman2004] Greg Kroach-Hartman. Presentation about Linux development OSCON 2004

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[Murphy&Golden] Paul Murphy, Bernard Golden.  Face-off SPARC-Solaris vs. Intel-Linux, 16 Mar 2005

[MySQL2006] MySQL.  MySQL AB New OLTP Benchmark Results for MySQL on Solaris 10  April 21, 2006
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[Ricciuti2003] Mike Ricciuti Co-founder Joy to leave Sun 

Published: September 9, 2003

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[Schrock2005b]Eric Schrock' Reflections on OS addiction Weblog

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[Weiss2005] Aaron Weiss  Real World Open Source The TCO Question

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