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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HPUX dead? well... yes and no.
by sgibofh on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 16:22 UTC
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Well we've seen 11.31 and see the technology previews of 11.4x. And then we also see linux.

Most of the times, when there is no other way, we still use HP-UX. Howeber, being BSD based, having for instance nog recursive grep etc....

We always install gnu tools, bash, gcc, beause the base system is crippled. We also see that 11.31 is somehow buggy. Unless we have to, we switch over to linux. SLES 10 to be more precise. Much cheaper. Still on HP hardware though (C7000 enclosures w/ BL4/8 series).

For the PA-RISC stuff we keep HP-UX.

Another consideration is the media of HP-UX, will cost you over $800 for the media, with some s/w assurance.

The hardware is OK, HP-UX is.... well IMHO dying. Not of this century (like most BSDs aren't, like solaris)

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