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osOpinion.com: Can Linux and Unix Live Together?

Feb 04, 2003, 07:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

"Take a look at the competition for market share in the server OS market, and you'll see a great battle. The battle is often posed as Microsoft vs. Linux, the big bad monopoly vs. the freewheeling open source innovator. It's a neat story, but that's not the full picture.

"As any network administrator will tell you, there's another big competitor for server OS market share, one that doesn't make as many headlines. It's Unix, and its fortunes are as influenced by Linux' rise as much as Microsoft's--probably more.

"Linux, of course, is an open source descendent of Unix. So it's ironic that Linux appears to be pushing Unix offstage--but it most certainly is..."

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