Predicting Death

I guess Unix isn't dead after all -- Linux Losing Market Share to Windows Server and Linux losing to Windows.  It's difficult predicting the death of products and technologies, isn't it? I can't even count the number of times people told us that we were dead on OpenSolaris. Yet we keep growing. The market is more than big enough for a diversity of products and projects and communities.

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i'm not at all surprised, UNIX still lacks the kind of integration windows has, have you seen how easy it is to configure a simple Active Directory and join computers to a domain in windows? try doing something like that in any UNIX.
UNIX doesnt lack good software and drivers are not actually a problem outside the desktop, it lacks decent integration these days

Posted by nacho on October 28, 2007 at 05:10 PM JST #

Unix as the basis of Mac OS has come a long way and I think compares quite nicely to Windows. Most people think it's vastly superior, actually. Also Unix in the form of Linux is the basis of Ubuntu, which also compares quite nicely to Windows. And Unix is the basis of Solaris, which is rapidly becoming very useable to non-technical people. If you are not impressed, that's ok. I am. I still use Windows for some stuff, but I can't see using it that much longer, to be honest.

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on November 10, 2007 at 01:43 PM JST #

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