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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Comment by satan666
by satan666 on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 16:03 UTC
satan666
Member since:
2008-04-18

I don't think that Linux will ever eliminate UNIX completely but if someone has to go, let it be Windows. I got my fingers crossed for thisone. ;)

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RE: Comment by satan666
by -oblio- on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 20:49 in reply to "Comment by satan666"
-oblio- Member since:
2008-05-27

When Windows will be gone, probably computing as we know it will have changed fundamentally.

If Microsoft were to go bankrupt today, Windows would be alive even in 2020 (at least). Reverse engineering, other companies buying Microsoft's intellectual property, etc.

Windows' legacy is huge, even though some people try to deny the obvious ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by zlynx on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 23:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Absolutely. If Microsoft stopped producing Windows, we'd see a huge boost in things like Wine and ReactOS. There is too much older software for Windows.

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