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 lord-storm on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE: "Next" victim?"
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Indeed UNIX is not dead we even see file servers that were previously Linux moved over to solaris 10. Sure support for Solaris is more expensive than most Linux Free forms etc but you can get support for any platform for free or close to it if you know where to look.

Unix add's value where linux distros normaly cant afford to Big Iron why? They don't make the hardware... Linux still has people complaining about NV still not open sourcing their IP Rights. Traditional closed source don't care what is contained in those drivers as long as they have good performance which is also the aim of the manufacturer.

I must admit that AIX is heading for a path that SGI know well.... It needs a community and thats being stolen by the other OS's

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