What will replace Unix in the data centre?

For some it may take two years, others four, five or even more. Enterprise organizations are beginning to map out their Unix exit strategies as the computer operating system, first installed in 1972,

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

IBM puts $1 billion to expand Linux on Power Systems

IBM Corp.'s RISC-based Power Systems servers have a lengthy lineage as mid-range computers dating back to the early 1990s running older operating systems like AS/400 and the Unix-based AIX as well as a

Published on: September 17th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Will Unix be 86ed by x86es soon?

The 30-year reign of the Unix in enterprise servers continues on it inescapable decline thanks to the popularity of more efficient and less expensive alternatives and the migration of users from the RISC

Published on: August 19th, 2013 nestor e. arellano

The future of COBOL: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part feature on the future of COBOL. Here we'll look at training and job prospects for COBOL developers and the question of whether a COBOL replacement truly

Published on: January 11th, 2012 brian bloom

10 programming languages that could shake up IT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Do we really need another programming language? There is certainly no shortage of choices already. Between imperative languages, functional languages, object-oriented languages, dynamic languages, compiled languages, interpreted languages, and scripting languages,

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Neil McAllister

Attachmate to retain Novell Unix copyrights

Novell's copyrights for the Unix operating system will remain under Attachmate's control as part of the companies' pending merger, a Novell spokesman said Wednesday.The confirmation, which came in a terse message posted to

Published on: November 25th, 2010 joab jackson and chris kanaracus

Moonlight 3.0 preview offered for rich internet apps

Moonlight 3.0, which puts Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet plug-in software on Linux and Unix platforms, is now being offered in an alpha release, according to Web pages from the Mono project, which has

Published on: February 5th, 2010 Paul Krill

Oracle, European Commission spar over Sun merger

The fate of the Solaris operating system and Java programming language may be in the hands of an unelected European political body. Earlier this week, the European Commission sent a statement of objections to

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Paul Mellor

Unix turns 40

After four decades, the future of a once revolutionary operating system is clouded, but its legacy will endureForty years ago thissummer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one month what wouldbecome

Published on: June 4th, 2009 Gary Anthes