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Unisys and Microsoft plan to launch a marketing campaign Friday that seeks to undermine Unix, the operating system at the heart of powerful server lines from rivals Sun Microsystems, IBM and Hewlett- Packard.
A rather surprising story [news.com.com].
I didn't think ms would do something quite like that.
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MS has already lost this battle, and I doubt that they will do anything but dirty their own image further by attacking their betters.
What is that ...reverse psychology? Gimme a break.
It looks like the Edison v.Westinghouse smear campaign all over again. It didn't work for Edison.
I notice they didn't mention security at all...
hackers delight, viruses and trojan horses galore. how quickly did XP get cracked again, and how often are their reports about IIS servers ?
As for MS, concerns about experts consulting with unix systems, would they prefer that a win sys admin chap control extremely valuable information, and would they allow themselves to be liable, for the flexibility that high end W2K platform would offer ?
I can see why Unisys are doing it, but MS are wasting their money, especially with the knowledge that the tech departments and financial buyers for these datahouse dependant organisations, will know of the MS option.
An open OS may easily mutate. With Windows2000, however, you get all services and services out of one hand. This saves time and therefore really money. More info at ...
an open OS doesn't only have advantages¦
 Yes, "Dienste" is really just the german word for the english "Services".
This is just a reaction to the backlash that is already taking place against M$ in corporate land.