"There are unlikely to be any new applications developed solely
for Unix after 2009, George Weiss, a Gartner vice president and
distinguished analyst, told attendees at its annual Open Source
Summit here Sept. 20.
"'I expect that, around 2009, we will have seen the last
application developed specifically for Unix, after which no
applications will be developed just for that operating system,
though updates to existing applications will continue for some time
to come,' he said in an address titled 'Planning a Third Generation
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