Performance Computing: UNIX Riot

A potpourri of rumor and fact.

“The popularity of Linux in Japan is so strong that Oracle VP
Alan Minor told an audience there this week that Japanese system
integrators should forget about selling Oracle on NT, but sell it
on Linux.”

“BSDI loves Linux…This week, Berkeley Software Design Inc.
announced the addition of the Linux Application Platform for
BSD/OS, meaning Linux apps will run nicely on BSDI’s OS. This bodes
to be a boon in the ISP ranks…”

“Rumors are swirling about SGI’s… hot new Windows NT
systems… You won’t need any graphics accelerators like you do
with standard NT systems… the pricing is so non-SGI-like that
people will be looking for a hidden extra zero on the price.
Imagine: less than $3,000.”