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[7]: One size fits all?
by kaiwai on Wed 21st Dec 2005 06:45 UTC 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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RE[8]: One size fits all?
by Simba on Wed 21st Dec 2005 20:54 in reply to "RE[7]: One size fits all?"
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"Solaris SPARC shipments are UP, POWER based server shipments are UP, HP shipments are UP"

I didn't ask for more unsupported assertions from you. I asked for a citation. I want a source for your claims because quite simply, I don't believe them. I think Sun's Sparc shipments down. Not up. And HP's Unix program is the joke of the industry. I seriously doubt HP's unix program is doing better. They might be selling more servers with Linux preloads. But actual Unix (HP UX) servers? i highly doubt it.

Again, I didn't ask you to make more unsupported claims. I asked you to provide a citation for the claim you originally made.

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