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Sep 27, 1999, 02:43 (7 Talkback[s])
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"TORONTO It's hard to think of Unix as the underdog in the network operating system market place, and yet time and time again that's how it's characterized in the trade press. With each new NOS market study released by industry research firms such as International Data Corp. it seems Microsoft's Windows NT takes more and more market share away from other NOS vendors, most notably the Unix suppliers..."

"I can definitely envision the ability to move Solaris applications onto Monterey and vice versa, and Linux applications moving between both, and just mixing and matching applications from any of those platforms. But it's quite likely that HP-UX will be shut out of that because of this (big-endian/little-endian) divergence..."

"Linux Waiting in the Wings. While most of the attention surrounding IA-64 is currently focused on what it will mean for Unix vendors and Microsoft, there is another operating system looking to capitalize on Intel's next-generation commodity hardware."

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