Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2007 09:11 UTC, submitted by Tim Alson
Hardware, Embedded Systems Dell has taken the unusual step - for a PC vendor of its size - of toning down its sales pitch for Microsoft's Vista operating system and warning businesses of the migration challenges that lie ahead for them. The step is particularly unusual because one of the issues the hardware vendor is warning business about is the extra hardware they will need to buy.
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hylas
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2005-07-10

"... so the solution to this is to begin a new OS development based on one of the Unixes available out there ..."

Well, yes and no. It's just that no one is paying attention.

http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/


"(Speaking of Mac OS X, I would've preferred that Apple's Copeland project succeeded, so that their OS wouldn't be yet another Unix, and there'd be a third type of OS commonly in use (besides Unix-based and NT-based).)"

I totally agree. But reality was knocking. It was ahead of it's time.

http://lowendmac.com/orchard/05/1108.html

http://www.igeek.com/articles/History/CoplandAndNeXT.txt


A/UX

http://www.aux-penelope.com/index.htm

hylas

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