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ZDNet: Linux Boosts Unix, Upstart operating system proves friend, not foe, to Unix

Oct 26, 2000, 13:07 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"Microsoft's high-end server operating system, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, is pushing on Unix from one side and the upstart open source code OS, Linux, is pushing on Unix from the other. But if the big Unix vendors are worried, they aren't saying so."

"On the contrary, they say the future has never looked better for commercial Unix systems, as they take on the role of the workhorse in powering e-commerce and industrial-strength application servers on Web sites."

"In their eyes, the Windows 2000 adoption rate thus far has been slow although Datacenter was released only a month ago. And far from being threatened by Linux, they see it as a teammate pulling in the same direction. Linux, after all, is the version of Unix created for the Intel architecture. It's got "the same DNA that goes into Solaris," says Herb Hinstorff, Linux program office manager at Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com)."

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