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Which commercial Unix do you use the most?

Submitted by root on Wed 25 Jan 2006

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Aix  <-> 13% 69 votes
HP-UX  <-> 9% 51 votes
IRIX  <-> 3% 19 votes
SCO  <-> 2% 14 votes
Solaris  <-> 61% 318 votes
SunOS  <-> 3% 18 votes
Tru64  <-> 5% 26 votes
Ultrix  <-> 0% 3 votes
Total 518 votes

 

 

 

Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Anonymous (203.160.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Jan 2006 at 05:22
Please add time of the poll question. I like to read the results of the polls in the past. However I do not know when it was done. Sometime, we need to know when it was done. Thanks.

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Jan 2006 at 09:27
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Good idea, thanks.

That information isn't available in the database(s) at the moment, but I will ensure it is available before the next poll is promoted.

(I guess you could estimate time by the date/timestamp of the initial comment - but sometimes polls don't get comments immediately.)

Steve

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by gibberish (24.218.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Jan 2006 at 06:17
What about Mac OS X?

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Jan 2006 at 09:30
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That wasn't included since it is a difference class of Unix. The available choices here are each Unix installations that you could expect to find upon a server in a commercial environment.

By contrast Mac OS X, whilst being Unix, is really a desktop operating system and not a server installation as such.

You might argue it is a server in the sense that you might run services upon it, but that is a different kind of server to the more common Unix installations.

Steve

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by simonw (212.24.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Jan 2006 at 15:46
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Apple do servers as well, you'd have to be rich, and want a really stylish looking data center, but there is always one (Steve Jobs?).

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Anonymous (130.68.xx.xx) on Fri 27 Jan 2006 at 01:41
Actually Apple's servers are very reasonably priced when taking into account service, warranty, and support. You could build a 20+ node cluster for around $100,000.

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Anonymous (130.68.xx.xx) on Fri 27 Jan 2006 at 01:39
This is incorrect, Apple's servers compile, run, and support nearly every package that any of the other UNIX variants listed do.

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Fri 27 Jan 2006 at 09:37
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Sure they run the software.

But I'd guess that they're not common. I've never seen an Apple server in production use. I'm sure they exist, but they're not as common as most of the other options.

*shrugs*

Steve

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Anonymous (81.255.xx.xx) on Mon 30 Jan 2006 at 16:03
Just have a visit in TV broadcast companies, universities, and even companies in need of cheap & robust RAID/SAN solutions. We use 2 xServes with one xRaid of 7 TB for file servers and data backup, for example, at a price that beats any other solution, with very good AIX/MS/OS X compatibility... Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Anonymous (69.76.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Jan 2006 at 14:04
You really should add a choice of "None" for those of us who have NEVER used a commercial UNIX and certainly have no intention of starting. Some of us actually prefer Free software. :-P

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by istoyanov (195.96.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Jan 2006 at 17:32
Well said:)

That's what I would vote.

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by JulienV (86.204.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Jan 2006 at 18:01
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+1 for "none"

Cheers,
Julien

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by suspended user tong (67.70.xx.xx) on Sat 28 Jan 2006 at 14:26
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me2

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Jan 2006 at 18:20
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I guess you're lucky.

The firm where I work uses Debian, SuSE, SCO, Solaris and Windows. Still at home I run only Debian.

Steve

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Anonymous (212.19.xx.xx) on Sat 28 Jan 2006 at 14:47
Isn't RedHat Enterprise Linux really a kind of commercial UNIX?

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Anonymous (60.231.xx.xx) on Sun 29 Jan 2006 at 12:07
No, it is Linux... a UNIX-Like system.

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Re: Which commercial Unix do you use the most?
Posted by Anonymous (212.19.xx.xx) on Mon 30 Jan 2006 at 17:42
So only SCO is UNIX and everything else is just UNIX-like.

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