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[2]: UNIX is far from dead
by Matt Giacomini on Sat 25th Oct 2008 03:01 UTC in reply to "RE: UNIX is far from dead"
Matt Giacomini
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2005-07-06

So while they still needed a Unix admin, they needed him because of that one server as opposed to the entire shop.

They must have some pretty stupid Linux admins then. I have never meet an admin worth his salt that can't support multiple Unix/Linux platforms.

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