[AUUG-Talk]: Proprietary Unixes (Dead?)
chris at sw.oz.au
Thu Oct 4 00:37:23 EST 2007
On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 11:48:55PM +0930, David Lloyd wrote:
> Apart from Sun's Solaris, do any of the proprietary Unixes have enough
> backing to keep them going, in terms of market share? Do they have
> enough capital to remain competitive with each other, with Microsoft and
> with the open source offerings?
Not outside a small and shrinking market place - it looks a lot like the
one for the assorted mainframe OSs still out there...
> I tender they don't. I could be wrong...
But don't forget the BSD family - the Unix (and open source) world
contains more than "just" the Linux based systems in the viable category.
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