eWeek: Is Unix on Borrowed Time?
Jul 16, 2003, 19:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"A panel of Linux luminaries here predicted the demise of Unix
over time, saying it would inevitably be replaced by Linux.
"At the Linux Solution Day here at Computer Associates
International Inc.'s CA World 2003 conference, panelists from Linux
creator Linus Torvalds to SuSE Linux CTO Juergen Geck and Larry
Augustin, the chairman of VA Software, all expressed their views on
the future of Unix.
"Torvalds said he was 'slightly biased' on the matter, garnering
a laugh, adding that the issue was not so much Linux versus Unix,
but rather around computer infrastructure in general. Software is
following the same path that hardware has taken over the past 20
years and is trying to add value at a higher level..."