Two on the Predicted Fate of Unix

OracleWorld: Is Commercial Unix Odd Man Out?

“Oracle’s plans to run its entire business on Linux would mean
displacing commercial Unix systems, including the Solaris operating
system that is a crown jewel of its longtime partner Sun

“Two Oracle officials at the OracleWorld conference here on
Wednesday, Jamshed Patel, senior manager in the Oracle Linux
Program Office, and Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president of
database and application server technologies, acknowledged the
intentions of the company to run its entire business on Linux.

“The intention of Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison is to
move all the company’s systems to Linux by the 2003-2004 timeframe,
said Mendelsohn. Asked if this means displacing Solaris Sun systems
already in place at Oracle, Mendelsohn replied, ‘Today, our
production database runs on Sun and Hewlett-Packard, so you can say
what you want…'”

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Infoconomy: Michael Dell: Linux Will Replace High-End Unix

“Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Computer, last night
launched a scathing attack on Unix systems, saying that open
source-based servers will come to dominate even at the high end of
the market.

“‘The days of proprietary Unix as the only platform capable of
running mission-critical applications are rapidly ending,’ Michael
Dell told thousands of delegates at Oracle’s user conference in San
Francisco, California…”


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