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UNIX: "I'm Getting Better"

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Austin American-Statesman: Making Good on Unix

"With a subpar product in a dying market, IBM Corp. simply did what any rational company would do--double its billion-dollar investment.

"It was the late 1990s, and Big Blue's underperforming Unix servers were getting pummeled by rivals such as Sun Microsystems Inc. To make things worse, servers using desktop-computer technology were on the rise. And many figured the halcyon days had come and gone for proprietary Unix machines--the servers that do much of the heavy computing for businesses such as databases..."

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The Economic Times: Unix is Dead, Linux's the Future

"The end of the world is near. At last that of the Unix world. That's the prediction of Donald Feinberg, vice-president of Gartner. 'Linux is coming, Unix is dead.' But there's no need to panic. Not just yet. The end is not going to come overnight or even in next week or year, but it is certain, or as he puts it, 'an absolute.'

"The complete Unix phase-out may take 10-15 years, but companies are going to start building/developing applications around Linux as early as [2010], Mr Feinberg said..."

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