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Re: Fwd: Re: Is Unix dying--or even dead?
In message <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org is rumored
to have said:
:Fools. This will trap them into trying to compete with MS on its own
:platform, which is what's killing everyone else. What they should do is
:port to Linux, which should be much easier anyway, and give much better
:results, since they can customize the OS to their needs. Does anyone have
:any connections at SGI? I'm preparing a pro-Linux case based on my OOSI
:paper that I want to promote around Silicon Valley.
Many companies have gone the way that SGI is going now. It's to be
expected as companies consolidate to a few supported operating systems.
If SGI is to have a future, it's going to have to be as a software
development company or as a custom solutions provider. Wintel has pretty
much made sure that custom hardware is not affordable anymore, no matter
what the performance to cost ratio.
If you're interested in what I consider to be the formula for promoting
free operating systems, you might want to check out an excellent paper
that was written by Larry McVoy ( an SGI employee as a matter of fact ) a
few years ago about this very subject. You can get a copy of it off of
Miguel de Icaza's web page at:
AppliedTheory Communications, Inc.