Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 20:23 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Hardware, Embedded Systems IDC's newest survey of server vendors shows boxes running every kind of operating system -- except Unix -- sold more during the last three months of 2010. Sales of Linux servers rose 29 percent; Windows rose 16.8 percent, but most surprisingly, sales of mainframes shot up 69 percent " the highest growth rate IDC ever found on mainframes.
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Laurence
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2007-03-26


This more detailed picture purports to show the Evolution of Unix and Unix-like systems:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Unix_history-sim.....

Minux and Linux are shown on the left, neither of them inherit any code from any lines of Unix development, nor from each other.

Minux and Linux are Unix-like systems, but they are NOT Unix.

Minix is Minix.

Linux is Linux.

Neither is Unix, or derived from Unix.


You misunderstand me. I know Minix and Linux are entirely separate entities, but I thought I read that Linux was originally built to be a Minix clone rather than Unix (can't remember where I read that though)
After going back and reading wikipedia, I suspect I read something like the following and got my wires crossed:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux#MINIX

Torvalds began the development of the Linux kernel on MINIX, and applications written for MINIX were also used on Linux. Later Linux matured and it became possible for Linux to be developed under itself. Also GNU applications replaced all MINIX ones,...



I'm definitely under no illusion as to what Minix, Linux and Unix currently are nor where the code base originated from.

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