Linked by Rahul on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 14:25 UTC
Linux ServerWatch writes about the slow but sure death of UNIX by the onslaught of Linux and customers moving from older proprietary UNIX systems to commercially supported open source enterprise Linux distributions. "Linux does have one killer feature that is driving the switch: lower cost. Many companies are discovering Linux to be extremely attractive from a cost perspective. Take the experience of Sabre, a travel company that replaced Solaris with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) running on x86 machines, resulting in lowering costs 90 percent (with a three-fold speed gain to boot). These potential cost savings, which include hardware maintenance costs savings, are not to sniffed at."
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RE: Wait a sec.
by krreagan on Fri 24th Oct 2008 18:48 UTC in reply to "Wait a sec."
krreagan
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OSX would flourish more if it wasn't built for "proprietary" hardware. However, this model has served Apple well so far because it cuts helpdesk requests.

I disagre! It would become much more buggy (linux and Windows like) if it had to support the increased variations in hardware. It has improved stability because it only has to support a well defined set of hardware. Linux does an okay job of supporting the HW but it's a much much larger target and is moving in unpredictable directions. There is almost nothing that can be done about this!

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