"...instead of Linux fragmenting, the President of Open
Source Initiative, Eric Raymond, argues in his recent essay, 'The
Re-Unification of Linux,' that with the rise of Linux, 'Unix is
beginning to re-unify itself.'
I'll buy that. While, SGI is not abandoning its Irix operating
system, Linux will be its major operating system of tomorrow. SCO
has also got Linux fever. Heck, even the Monterey Project team,
SCO, IBM, Intel, Sequent Computer and Compaq, is reporting that
they see Linux as the future Unix operating system for workstations
and Internet servers. It certainly looks like a Linux future to
"...Unix was never a niche operating system. Sure, the Microsoft
PR machine has many CEOs and CIOs thinking that Windows is the
be-all and end-all of operating systems, but smart resellers and IT
staffers know better. While it never grabbed the headlines... Unix
was, is now, and will continue to be a profitable and popular
operating system. What Linux has really done is given Unix players
a chance to make more profits in 21st century computing, a
lot more profits."
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