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Freshmeat: Is Linux Going to Reunite the UNIX Market?

Jan 16, 2000, 17:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Covey)

"Soothsayers of Linux doom raise the specter of fragmentation and predict that Linux will suffer the same fate that's held back the commercial UNIX flavors. Arnim Rupp suggests that not only will Linux hold together, but may also be the means to reunite the UNIX factions."

"Looking at the 20 years of fragmented UNIX, I was just wondering if Linux and Open Source might be the driving force to reunite the UNIX market."

"Linux already gets shipped and supported by nearly all the big UNIX vendors: IBM, Sun, SGI, HP, DEC, and SCO. They all say it's just for the low-end market and reserve the high-end for AIX, Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX, Tru64, and UnixWare/OpenServer."

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