Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jan 2006 20:13 UTC, submitted by anonymous
General Unix "Is Unix dead? My answer is no, it's not dead. As a matter of fact, I think I hear it laughing on its way to the bank. Fewer Unix systems are being shipped, but they're commanding a higher premium than ever. Unix still represents a $2 billion [EUR 1.7 billion] market, the largest operating-system market by far. Despite Windows Server recent gains, it still represents about $1.6 billion [EUR 1.3 billion], when you're looking at operating system-only revenues. And Linux in terms of revenues represents one-tenth of what the good, gray Unixes combined represent. Granted the future belongs to Linux, but as a $2 billion market, is Unix dead?"
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by ZaNkY on Fri 27th Jan 2006 23:28 UTC
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I had to say it again lol. I love BSD, and I *ALMOST* agree with the top posters.

Someone said it's now UNIX Vs. Windows. I disagree. There are still many "amateur/hobby" (some professional) OSs out there. Menuet, Visopsys, V2, SkyOS, SyllableOS, BeOS, BOS... the list goes on.

Sure they are not too popular and some of them may have been heavily influenced by UNIX, but they are different ;)

Anyways, Unix is not dead, FAR from it ;)



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