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SubjectRe: Linux, UDI and SCO.
On Fri, 18 Sep 1998, Nathan Hand wrote:

> The other obvious reason that SCO wants UDI to succeed is that Linux
> has tonnes of drivers and SCO does not, and SCO wants to invent some
> plausible way of leeching off the Linux drivers.
> Of course, I am just being argumentative, because I actually support
> UDI, because it will let me install Solaris on more hardware, and it
> will help UNIX in general (even if not specifically Linux).

Currently, the main (management) argument against Unix is:
"You're in a maze of twisty Unices, all incompatible."

With ia64 and UDI the Unix vendors (seem to) want to change
that to:
"You're in a maze of twisty Unices, all interchangeable."

Once we reach that last situation, Unix _will_ once again
have a major non-techical selling point; _the_ selling point
that is now used against Unix by non-technical folks in
management and sales... All in all, it will save a lot of
sysadmins ;)

Rik.
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