Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:37 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
IBM Unix isn't a flashy market. But what distinction there is has been going to Sun Microsystems lately, by making its Unix-based Solaris operating system available as open-source software. Last week, IBM moved to put its AIX Unix operating system back on everybody's radar by revealing plans to create a development center on its Austin, Texas, campus to speed up AIX development.
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RE: One size fits all?
by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 22:44 UTC in reply to "One size fits all?"

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Linux can't become a monoculture.

it would require far to much. As long as there is at least one distribution per country there will never be a monoculture strong enough to spread viruses like windows does. There are far to many subtle variations in each one for such an event to occur.

Besides with Linux any company could produce a unique OS to go with their computer hardware. Optimized for that hardware, Like Apple Does for OS X. Dell and Linspire, HP and novell, Red Hat and Levono.

that would produce a long term viable hardware market. Unlike the current offerings where hardware makers get 1-2% profit and mSFT gets 400% because bill Gates says hardware should be free. Even though it costs more to produce a million PC's than it costs to produce a million copies of Windows.

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