"Linux and Windows operating systems will likely lead to the
demise of Unix on midrange systems, said Compaq Computer Chairman
and CEO Michael Capellas Thursday.
"Speaking at a luncheon at the Merrill Lynch Hardware Heaven
Technology Conference here, Capellas, who will take over as the
president of Hewlett-Packard once the merger with Compaq is
complete, said that contrary to popular belief, Linux is not taking
market share from Windows. Rather, he said, Linux and Windows are
combining to eliminate Unix on midrange systems.
"'You're going to see Linux and Windows absolutely eviscerate
the midrange Unix market,' said Capellas..."