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Re: Disabling optimization

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Disabling optimization
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 11:02:56 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, Andrew Suffield wrote:

All the HP-UX sysadmins I've encountered disagree with you on both
points (although 'dominant OSs of choice for <arbitrary undefined
group>' can mean just about anything). They generally only use it
because either (a) they can't afford a hardware upgrade, or (b) they
have some weird proprietary application that won't run on anything

When I say "dominant OS of choice" what I mean that in terms of dollars spent on new and existing systems, last year more money was spent on systems that run HP-UX than all Linux systems combined. This is the nature of the big-iron Unix market. 5% of the systems consume over 90% of all dollars spent on Unix-related systems.

You should be happy that these systems bring in big money since they confirm that if Linux stays on its current path, eventually Linux will be the OS of choice on big-iron systems (IBM is a major promoter of this).

I am happy to know that software I support is used on million dollar systems as well as PCs. It is one of the joys of open systems.

Bob Friesenhahn

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