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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?! Who ever was Linux' first victim..?!
by Googol on Sat 25th Oct 2008 15:49 UTC
Googol
Member since:
2006-11-24

Friggin BeOS..?!

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irbis Member since:
2005-07-08

Who ever was Linux' first victim..? Friggin BeOS..?

BeOS? I think Apple & Mac OS X played a role in the demise of BeOS, and, of course, also the dominance of MS Windows as a desktop OS, and many wrong decisions made by Be Inc. too - but Linux had practically nothing to do with it. Read here for more information: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/BeOS#History

During the time when both BeOS and Linux were still young, those projects had quite different userbase and near term goals. BeOS was a commercial, closed source multimedia OS, Linux started as something totally different from it. Only after BeOS (or at least Be Inc.) had already went belly up has Linux started to really emphasize multimedia support too and to gain notable marketshare on multimedia desktops too - but actually multimedia support (for example, video editing) may still be quite far from Linux' greatest fortes.

Edited 2008-10-25 16:34 UTC

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Googol Member since:
2006-11-24

wow.. I am sorry you took it to heart so much... you didn't answer my question, which was kinda rhetorical anyway, and probably didn't even understand it ;) no worries

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

linux was more of a factor than you'd think because the BeOS community was still very developer centric and linux appeals to the kind of person who will install another OS on their pc.

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