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]: Why Linux vs UNIX?
by krreagan on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 21:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Why Linux vs UNIX?"
krreagan
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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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RE[4]: Why Linux vs UNIX?
by sbergman27 on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 21:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Why Linux vs UNIX?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

May I ask a question? Overall, how is this sub-thread likely to benefit the world? I, personally, do not see how it is likely to. These Linux vs *BSD threads are, in my opinion, non-constructive. They hurt all communities involved. We need to learn when to ignore any perceived trolling from whichever side we consider to be the "other" one and remember that we are, essentially on the *same* side. And walk away from these silly and useless exchanges.

Edited 2008-10-23 21:37 UTC

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RE[4]: Why Linux vs UNIX?
by Wowbagger on Fri 24th Oct 2008 01:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Why Linux vs UNIX?"
Wowbagger Member since:
2005-07-06

Based on your reasoning Windows is the most sophisticated desktop operating system, since over 80% of computer owners are using it.

Cockroaches are far more numerous than humans, yet numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. (D. Adams)

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