Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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shotsman
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2005-07-22

HP has a number of O/S's in its portfolio.

Apart from HP/UX & the benefits from their purchase of Palm, they have Open/VMS & the Tandem Non Stop O/S as well, not forgetting Tru64.

We all seem for forget that IBM has Z/OS & OS/400 (or whatever it is called this week) in its stable as well as AIX.

There are lots of Operating Systems around that just won't run on an Intel X86 system.
Personally, I think that X86 is an evolutionary dead end like the Lemur family of mammals but I'm biased as I cut my O/S teeth on PDP-11's & VAX's. In some ways I'm sad that Itanium is dying a slow and inevitable death.

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