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NetworkWorldFusion: Unix vendors go on offensive

Aug 17, 2001, 13:31 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deni Connor)

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"Unix vendors, faced with the growing threat of Linux and open systems hardware, have introduced more powerful versions of the operating system, and promise even better support for data center-critical business operations.

"While the front end of many networks use Windows or Linux, Kuznetsky says back-end systems are typically Unix. He says Unix grew from 54% to a 57% share of overall operating system revenue in 2000.

But most important is IBM's adoption of Linux. AIX 5L has 'Linux affinity' - the ability to run recompiled Linux programs on Power-based servers, as well as future 64-bit Intel Itanium PCs and servers."

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