[AUUG-Talk]: Proprietary Unixes (Dead?)

Chris Maltby 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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