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]: Flame bait
by krreagan on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 20:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Flame bait"
krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

There will still be Unix systems around, but at best, it is a stagnant market.

Stagnant???
Check out OSX's growth rate! It's much higher than Linux has ever been!

KRR

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RE[3]: Flame bait
by -oblio- on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 20:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Flame bait"
-oblio- Member since:
2008-05-27

OS X in the datacenter? I doubt it ;)

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