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Unix is dead, Linux’s the future

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The end of the world is near. At last that of the Unix world. That’s the prediction of Donald Feinberg, vice-president of Gartner. “Linux is coming, Unix is dead.” But there’s no need to panic. Not just yet. The end is not going to come overnight or even in next week or year, but it is certain, or as he puts it, “an absolute”.

The complete Unix phase-out may take 10-15 years, but companies are going to start building/developing applications around Linux as early as ’10, Mr Feinberg said.

“Linux and Windows will be the only two operating systems left in five years,” he told a super session audience at “The 2005 Annual Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference and Expo here.

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