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[News] GNU/Linux Inherits the Load of UNIX Empire

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When did you first use Linux?

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| By 1995, though, I was giving up on the x86 Unixes. I saw the x86 Unix 
| vendors were going to follow their mini-computer brothers into irrelevance by 
| refusing to co-operate with each other on open standards. They couldn't get 
| it through their heads that by making it impossible for ISVs (independent 
| software vendors) to write programs that would run on more than one specific 
| Unix brand, they were killing themselves off.     


Sun software - Does it make diddly?

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| The open source distribution model cannot generate the kind of profits that 
| Sun's shareholders became accustomed to in the dot-com boom, where every deal 
| started out with a Sparc/Solaris server and moved on to Oracle databases. Red 
| Hat, with an installed base of paying customers in excess of 2.5 million Red 
| Hat Enterprise Linux through the end of 2008, according to Jim Whitehurst, 
| the company's president and CEO, had $652.6m in total revenues for its fiscal 
| year ended February 28, up 17.5 per cent from the prior fiscal year.      


"There is such an overvaluation of technology stocks that it is absurd. I would
include our stock in that category. It is bad for the long-term worth of the
                                --Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO


Why I love Unix

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| Windows apologists sometimes like to paint Unix as a dying dinosaur. That
| just shows their ignorance: if anything, Windows is the dinosaur in danger of
| being wiped out by Macs and Linux. While I might have put a lot more money in
| my bank accounts had I walked the Windows path, I'm glad that I didn't. I
| LIKE Unix. There's still nothing for me to like about Windows.


Microsoft and Its Three Biggest Threats

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| Microsoft sees Linux as a much more significant competitor, even though its
| share of the desktop OS market is small. Here's why: "I think the dynamic
| with Linux is changing somewhat," Ballmer said at the meeting. "I assume
| we're going to see Android-based, Linux-based laptops, in addition to phones.
| We'll see Google more as a competitor in the desktop operating system
| business than we ever have before."


Microsoft CEO Scoffs at Mac Share Gains

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| Steve has a surprising view of the computing universe to put Linux before
| Apple. Most certainly, Linux's larger server share puts it overall ahead of
| Mac OS. But Steve wasn't talking about server here, but Windows client. So
| why rank Apple behind Linux?

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