Linux's Next Victim
Oct 23, 2008, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"UNIX may account for about a third of the server market, but
its upstart cousin is slowly but surely eating in to that share.
It's not that there's anything wrong with UNIX — far from it.
It's just that Linux is becoming increasingly capable of doing the
less-demanding tasks that UNIX has historically been asked to
"Vendors like Sun and HP are covering their bases by offering
hardware with Linux as an alternative to the proprietary Unixes
they sell. It's a tricky act to pull off. You can't go around
binging up the benefits of Linux too much if you don't want to
undermine your UNIX business, but if customers are going to move to
Linux anyway, then you must make some noise in that