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[5]: One size fits all?
by kaiwai on Wed 21st Dec 2005 05:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: One size fits all?"
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Of course it does. Look at what it did to commercial UNIX.

*looks around* hmm, I still see UNIX shipments growing, their margins aren't a high as they used to, but thats competition, UNIX is now being challenged, so they've lowered their price; considering that they're now shipping MORE UNIX systems than they did in the past, with a mild 2% drop in revenue, I'd say they're not doing too bloody bad considering the circumstances.

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RE[6]: One size fits all?
by Simba on Wed 21st Dec 2005 05:58 in reply to "RE[5]: One size fits all?"
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uh... I'm not sure where you are getting your numbers. But I would be very interested in seeing sources. They've suffered far more than a 2% drop in revenue. And commercial UNIX shipments are not growing (with the exception of Solaris, which is only growing because they have matched Linux's price and made it free)

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RE[7]: One size fits all?
by kaiwai on Wed 21st Dec 2005 06:45 in reply to "RE[6]: One size fits all?"
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Solaris SPARC shipments are UP, POWER based server shipments are UP, HP shipments are UP the *ONLY* company *NOT* shipping more is SGI, but they were never in the 'UNIX Business for the enterpise' matrix anyway.

2% was the steepest decline, but they still, out sell, in terms of revenue, than Linux or Windows server combined. Linux and Windows are low margin, high volume gear, the UNIX vendors get the gist and are adjusting accordingly - SUN is making their OS available on Opteron and making Opteron a corner stone of their stratergy, and IBM are working with Linux to spur the adoption of the POWER architecture - so its actually all good for UNIX vendors.

UNIX shipments are based on MACHINE shipments NOT software shipments, there is a BIG difference.

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