Unix at 40: Hanging on Despite Strong Linux, Windows challenges

Article Source ComputerWorld
September 29, 2009, 3:32 am

In a twist of irony, the Unix platform celebrates its 40th birthday this year, as does the man whose work probably has done more to diminish the trendiness of Unix than anyone else: Linux founder Linus Torvalds.

Linux and Windows Server outsell Unix by volume. Indeed, given all the attention Windows and the open source Linux platform get, the battle for the mainstream server market can sometimes appear to be a duel between just these two platforms. Unix often seems like yesterday’s — or even last decade’s — news…

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