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 PlatformAgnostic on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 22:40 UTC in reply to "RE: "Next" victim?"
PlatformAgnostic
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2006-01-02

Incidentally, the old SCO Unix was actually derived from Microsoft's Xenix Codebase. Just thought I'd throw that in there :-).

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RE[3]: "Next" victim?
by sbergman27 on Fri 24th Oct 2008 00:34 in reply to "RE[2]: "Next" victim?"
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2005-07-24

Incidentally, the old SCO Unix was actually derived from Microsoft's Xenix Codebase.

A very long time ago, yes. Before my time, actually. Which made for a lot of"What the hell is this!?" glances from me 20 years ago when I was just getting started with SCO Xenix, as most of the shell scripts began with an MS copyright.

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