Windows wins over Unix, but not over Linux

Posted on Saturday, Sep 24 2005 @ 02:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
eWeek takes a look at how Microsoft won over Unix with Windows, although their operating system wasn't better. They claim one of the main reasons was because the Unix companies did a great job of killing themselves off.
The amazing thing isn't that Windows beat the pants off Unix; it's that so many of the Unix companies survived until today.

Linux came into the field though with two big advantages over the Unixes. The first was that it was open-source. In the meritocracy of open-source development, the good code survives and the bad code dies.
Read on over here to learn more about Windows vs Unix vs Linux.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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