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Although many still consider UNIX the best option for high-demand applications, the technical differences between Linux and UNIX are "going to be pretty minimal" going forward, argued Gartner analyst George Weiss in a recent report.

Things going in favour of Linux were - better hardware features, internal multitasking and multiprocessing, less expensive resource requirements, stronger application independence and other such bullets.

Gabriel Consulting Group takes the same vein.

What it labels as a blinding glimpse of the obvious, GCG puts it forth in these words:

“The Linux operating system has had a huge impact on enterprise computing. It’s being used in closet-sized data centers and massive government research facilities alike – and most all of the IT shops in-between. Linux growth has come from new workloads, Microsoft Server replacements, and – of course – from the commercial UNIX installed base as well.”

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