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SCO Thwarted In Unix Decision

SCO Thwarted In Unix Decision

By WebProNews Staff August 13, 2007

A federal judge ruled the copyrights to the Unix operating system belong to Novell, not SCO, after years of aggressive litigation by SCO.

Vi in a Nutshell

The unix text editor vi probably has more features than Microsoft Word yet I’ve only been using about 5 of them. Recently I’ve been learning a bit more about it.

Apple’s Unix To Surpass Linux?

Tom Yager dusted off his crystal ball this morning in order to answer the question “where will Linux thrive?”

Centrify Boosts Unix Access To Active Directory

The company announced at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo that its DirectControl Suite now supports a number of UNIX and Linux platforms.

Ancient Unix

I had noticed The Computer History Simulation Project some time ago, but I never got around to doing anything with it. This July Fourth, with nothing else pressing me, I decided to take a more in depth look.

Unix Vs. Windows Hosting
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When browsing through the offerings of various web hosting companies you are sure to notice that some offer UNIX hosting and others offer Windows.

IBM Wants To Eclipse Unix Developers

The command line is a wonderful thing, and a developer skilled in the ways of vi (or emacs if you must) can build great applications; IBM thinks developers can do even better with its Eclipse IDE.

Misunderstanding Security

At UNIX Security: Don’t Believe the Truth, Thom Holwerda makes a rather silly argument that Unix security is no better than the worst of Windows security because the result to the user is the same: his personal files can be damaged by a worm or virus even if system files are more protected.

Windows Passes Unix In Server Market

Spending for Windows servers passed that for Unix servers in the fourth quarter of 2005, as Windows passed the venerable operating system in the global market for the first time.

Unix Server Market Melting Away

Hewlett Packard, Sun, and IBM used to own the high-end hardware, high-priced proprietary OS market; all three support open-source operating systems today and that could accelerate the market’s continued shrinkage.

Viruses and Unix

I was in a meeting last week where a customer was exploring switching from a Unix platform to Windows.

Virtual Tape

Virtual tape does just what you’d think: a backup thinks it’s writing to tape, but in reality the data is going elsewhere. It may still end up on tape eventually, but in the meantime it’s heading for disk, local or otherwise. This stuff isn’t cheap, but then neither are the systems where people would be interested in it.

Windows vs. Unix – the Forgotten Facts (An Opinion)

“Windows Beat Unix, But It Won’t Beat Linux” makes some valid points, but I think it leaves out one very important thing.

Lies and Statistics – the Unix Server Market

“There are three types of lies – lies, damn lies, and statistics.” The source of that truth seems to be unknown, but it’s sure on the mark for statistics reported in the Unix server market.

Microsoft Likes Unix?

The news from Microsoft is that they will be putting more Unix features into their server offerings according to…

High-End Unix Server Market Grows Despite Overall HIgh-End Market Decline

Factory revenue in the worldwide server market went up to $12.2 billion for the second quarter, up 5.6% compared to last year.

Windows, Unix Servers Even In Revenue

Global sales of servers continues to increase, but for the first time Windows boxes have matched Unix machines.