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iTnews: Linux Not Ready to Kill Unix--Yet

Jan 20, 2004, 18:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Despite the relentless march of Linux, major vendors believe commercial Unix releases aren't ready for the scrapheap yet.

"As Linux evolves from its single-processor roots into larger-scale applications, many market watchers have predicted that it will eventually replace the remaining commercial Unixes: Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX, Sun Microsystem's Solaris, IBM's AIX and SGI's Irix.

"'It costs between $150 million and $200 million a year to generate your own Unix system and you then have to say to yourself 'Am I going to see that amount of extra revenue if I put in these features?'' Linux International executive office Jon 'maddog' Hall told iTnews..."

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