TITLE

Five alternatives to Microsoft operating systems

AUTHOR(S)
Green, Terence
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
IT Training;Oct2003, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on implications for information technology teams of running an operating system that isn't Windows. It's no surprise to be told that Microsoft dominates the operating system (OS) market, but one might be shocked at the number of companies that have begun to reassess using the Windows-only model. Novell NetWare is morphing into a Linux-based set of services with the platform-independent eDirectory service as the star attraction, and Unix survives in the form of Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX, and now Apple's Mac OS X. In addition, Linux is supported by most industry players with the exception of Microsoft, probably because supporting Linux is good business. INSET: SCO, IBM and the Linux debacle.
ACCESSION #
11095219

 

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