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Enterprise Linux Today: The battle for Unix supremacy continues

Oct 16, 2000, 21:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Chapman)

"Unix server operating system sales will exceed expectations over the coming year, according to market research company IDC, but revenues generated by Linux, Windows NT and Windows 2000 systems will also grow...."

"But vendors are also looking at the impact of Linux at the low end of the Unix server market and are reacting differently to the threat it poses. HP's chief executive Carly Fiorina said that Superdome would be able to run Linux and Windows NT-based applications alongside Unix ones, while IBM has thrown its weight behind the open source operating system in an attempt to clean up on the services front."

"Sun, on the other hand, has given Linux a cool reception and has continued to push Solaris, its own version of Unix. It has also denied rumours that it acquired Cobalt for its Linux expertise."

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