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Federal Computer Week: Unix: An 800 Pound Gorilla No More?

Aug 07, 2006, 21:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Unix appeared more than two decades ago, promising an open alternative to the proprietary computer systems of the day. The operating system spawned the workstation market, helped make stars out of companies such as Sun Microsystems, and hastened the decline of minicomputers and their platform-specific operating systems.

"Today, however, it is Unix's turn to face the challenge of an open alternative. Open-source Linux, a Unix-like operating system, already has a solid hold in many scientific and technical computing centers. Linux and the broader open-source movement now seek to penetrate more mainstream settings..."

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