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How Sun Saw the Light


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The commercial UNIX war of the 1990s ended with the once fragile workstation company, Sun Microsystems, the victorious champion. Smoldering on the battlefield were the charred remains of IBM and SGI. Withdrawing to lick its wounds was the once powerful and almighty Hewlett-Packard (HP). And escorting the champion to a new millennium were Linux and Intel. So how did Sun win this great war? Here's a take from the point of view of a UNIX technology junkie on what has happened.

Thanks go to Kelly McNeill for the tip. The commercial UNIX war of the 1990s ended with the once fragile workstation company, Sun Microsystems, the victorious champion. Smoldering on the battlefield were the charred remains of IBM and SGI. Withdrawing to lick its wounds was the once powerful and almighty Hewlett-Packard (HP). And escorting the champion to a new millennium were Linux and Intel. So how did Sun win this great war? Here's a take from the point of view of a UNIX technology junkie on what has happened.

This article was originally published on Jan 31, 2001
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