A CA World panel of Linux luminaries that included Linus Torvalds predicted the demise of Unix over time, saying it will be replaced by Linux. Again, our recent editorial on the subject.
With Windows and Linux becoming increasingly attractive options in the data center, IT managers have good reason to reassess their Unix strategies. Read the analysis at ComputerWorld and here's ours.
In a recent interview with CNET Asia's Winston Chai, Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen said that several venerable computer companies are on a downward slope. Are HP, Sun, Oracle and other the next DEC? Read the editorial at Tech Update. Our editorial on the subject is here.
"In this letter you will find the result of a brief security audit that we did some time ago for HP-UX platform. We have found 8 vulnerabilities (seven local and a remote one). Technical details about all of the vulnerabilities were sent to the HP security team few months ago and in all cases appropriate security patches are available. Some of them are available for download right now, the remaining ones will be published in the near future." Read the security update here.
Allen Brown, CEO of The Open Group, explains that his organization owns the Unix trademark and that SCO Group holds the rights only to the OS source code.
Linux only has a small percentage of the computing market, however Microsoft already considers it a major competition as the open source OS steals the hearts of many users. Following the hard numbers though, Microsoft also increases its market share on both server and desktop space with time. The only logical explanation is that Linux steals quite a market share from the traditional UNIX providers (SCO, Sun, SGI, HP, IBM). But only Sun seems to truly be in a real Linux trouble, as it is the one with a resistance to Linux integration to its full product range.
Hewlett-Packard on Monday plans to ship the latest version of its Unix-based HP-UX operating system for Intel's family of Itanium processors. The company also plans to announce commitments from 40 developers to deliver applications for the platform.
"Several readers took me to task for referring to Linux, BSD, and OS X as Unix. Lighten up, folks -- I'm on your side. No one feels more protective of Unix's heritage than I. Unix has a rich legacy that deserves to be preserved and accurately conveyed to new generations of computer scientists. It rattles many of us to see that the operating systems that best exemplify Unix traditions today aren't Unix at all." Read the editorial at InfoWorld by Tom Yager.
Just weeks after a Windows server took top spot in a key speed test for the first time, a new IBM computer has won the crown back for Unix.
Analyst firm IDC believes Unix will remain the first choice for mission critical applications for at least another three years.
Hewlett-Packard has cut prices for its midrange Unix servers by about 20 percent, in an attempt to thwart renewed competition from rivals Sun Microsystems and IBM.
"Two or three months ago, I ran into an interesting problem. It was interesting for a couple of reasons, the first being that it has since recurred a number of times. The second is that it highlights a rapidly growing trend in the IT world." Read the article at UnixReview.
Hewlett-Packard and IBM tied for first place in the hotly contested Unix server market in the fourth quarter of 2002, pushing aside Unix heavyweight SUN, according to a new study released Friday.
Over at Unix.se they've published an interview with Dennis Ritchie (inventor of C, co-creator of Unix).
James Maguire has written an article for osOpinion.com regarding the continuous industry move from Unix towards Linux based solutions: "As tech buying cycles progress, year by year, Linux will eat away at more of Unix' mission-critical work. That's because, at each new upgrade point, servers running Linux will grow ever more capable." As reported earlier IBM's top software executive recently stated that Linux is the 'Logical Successor' to IBM's Unix solutions.
"One of the most important considerations in choosing an operating system for a new embedded platform is how long it takes to port the operating system to the hardware. If your hot, new product's hardware is six months ahead of the curve, but it takes you six months to port the software, you've lost your hardware advantage." Alistair Crooks, engineering director at Wasabi Systems, writes for EETimes.
Well, we all have used Unix, in one form or another (maybe even through embeded products). But which one is your favorite flavor of Unix-based/Unix-alike OSes? Read more and vote! Update: SHAME on you, who ever you are: Messing/hacking with go2poll's code and altering the results in favor of FreeBSD. By doing so, you are doing MORE BAD than good to your favorite platform.
A new study predicts that Linux will take over low-end servers and share the spotlight with .Net in high-end servers. Plus, hardware heavyweights HP, IBM and Sun--will lose out.
"It used to be that Unix was for the geeks, while the rest of the world used less command-intensive, and usually less powerful, operating systems such as Windows or the Mac OS. Even with the advent of native GUIs such as the X11 system, Unix was not for the uninitiated." Read the article at OnLamp.
Linux and Microsoft's .NET will dislodge Unix as the dominant OS within the next 10 years, according to a study. Senior research analyst and report author Mike Davis, from UK-based Butler Group, said the shift had started with smaller businesses moving to install Linux for file and print services, replacing Windows NT and lower-end Unix.