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: Why Linux vs UNIX?
by bonch on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 21:00 UTC in reply to "Why Linux vs UNIX?"
bonch
Member since:
2006-06-01

I wouldn't bother with Linux over FreeBSD anyway, which I consider a "true" UNIX. BSD blows Linux out of the water. It's almost embarrassing.

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RE[2]: Why Linux vs UNIX?
by krreagan on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 21:07 in reply to "RE: Why Linux vs UNIX?"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

It's almost embarrassing.

Not almost! ;)

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RE[3]: Why Linux vs UNIX?
by TechGeek on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 21:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Why Linux vs UNIX?"
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2006-01-14

Actually I just looked it up. NO top 500 super computer is using FBSD. 75% run Linux. Who's embarrassed now?

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