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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RE[2]: "Next" victim?
by cg0def on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE: "Next" victim?"
cg0def
Member since:
2006-02-12

Irix IS dead and has been for quite some time. Only its death has nothing to do with Linux. Sure a lot of Irix users moved over to linux but so what. The facts are that OS X adoption numbers have never been this high and linux got nothing on it ... now go explain that fact!

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RE[3]: "Next" victim?
by DittoBox on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 16:25 in reply to "RE[2]: "Next" victim?"
DittoBox Member since:
2005-07-08

Depends on how you look at "dead." Dying? Yes, I won't deny that. IRIX was decommissioned by SGI in 2006 but there are a few places where it's still used. Effects houses still have some hardware/software combos, a few scientific applications etc.

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RE[4]: "Next" victim?
by Wowbagger on Fri 24th Oct 2008 01:25 in reply to "RE[3]: "Next" victim?"
Wowbagger Member since:
2005-07-06

Well if you go to such a stretch to prove your point I might as well point out that BeOS is still in use, because there sure is some lost soul still running it in his basement.

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