• Subject: RE: CNN / InfoWorld article on Linux vs. NT (with some AS/400 ref eren ces)
  • From: dennis.e.lovelady@xxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 15:35:15 -0500

And now for a clarification to my clarification:

I wrote:
     each of these supports specialty hardware, which (since
    it's  not "open") Linux is not apt to do.

I try to avoid ambiguity, but I failed on this one.  I meant "IT" to be
"the hardware is not open."  Linux certainly is!
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dennis.e.lovelady@ac.com
03/25/99 08:02 PM GMT
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Subject:  RE: CNN / InfoWorld article on Linux vs. NT (with some AS/400 ref
          eren ces)




Hi, Lurton:

Just a minor clarification; I agree with your post, except that.....
    LINUX *IS* UNIX.  It cannot replace it.  But maybe you meant that it'll
overtake AIX and HP-UX ... and on and on.  I really doubt that that will
happen, since each provides specialty functions that are not part of
"standard unix," and keep in mind also that each of these supports
specialty hardware, which (since it's not "open") Linux is not apt to do.


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