Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 18:54 UTC
General Unix "Hewlett-Packard is rolling out Update 5 for the HP-UX Unix operating system that runs its Itanium and PA-RISC lines of Integrity and HP 9000 servers, keeping to its pattern of two updates per year for its flagship operating system. As has been the case with the prior HP-UX updates, the changes are important to existing HP-UX shops, but they're probably not going to cause a stampede of buyers for HP-UX systems. It's no different with the updates to IBM's AIX or Sun Microsystems' Solaris Unixes do."
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by kaiwai on Tue 29th Sep 2009 04:21 UTC in reply to "RE: ...?"
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Out of curiosity, are you an actual SUN customer?

It is the most well known secret that HPUX along with OpenVMS are on life support. That isn't to say that they're inferior, far from it, OpenVMS is the OS I wished others would duplicate instead of reimplementing UNIX every time. The reality is that HP, as I have said all along, is the closest OEM to Microsoft - there is a reason why their efforts so far in the area of Linux and UNIX have been little more than acts of tokenism than anything robust as with the case of Sun and what they've done with OpenSolaris.

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