InformationWeek: Is Unix Dead? I Think I Hear It Laughing...
Jan 27, 2006, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Is Unix dead? We debated that issue as we worked on this week's
cover story, 'What's Left Of Unix?' My answer is no, it's not dead.
As a matter of fact, I think I hear it laughing on its way to the
"Fewer Unix systems are being shipped, but they're commanding a
higher premium than ever. Unix still represents a $2 billion
market, the largest operating-system market by far. Despite Windows
Server recent gains, it still represents about $1.6 billion, when
you're looking at operating system-only revenues. And Linux in
terms of revenues represents one-tenth of what the good, gray
Unixes combined represent. Granted the future belongs to Linux, but
as a $2 billion market, is Unix dead...?"