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SRO: One Linux, Under Linus...

Aug 26, 1999, 16:32 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"...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 me."

"...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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