Re: Solaris 2.6 and Linux

Ralf Baechle (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 18:17:06 -0700 (PDT)


> In some mail I received from Mike Kilburn, sie wrote
> >
> > > you folks but "Linux ain't Unix" (hmm, that will really stir up some flames).
> >
> > Its going to be quite interesting to see where Linux vs Unix vs NT are 5 years
> > from now. It seems due to the populace nature of Linux it might survive the
> > UNIX/NT showdown due soon.
> I think all the free Unixes will survive, but what will their role be ?

At least for Linux/MIPS a significant fraction of the people interested
in using it for new hardware want Linux for their embedded systems of
various types. For the embedded market the price/performance ratio is
very important and that's exactly the point where nothing can outperform
Free Software.