1987-04-16, English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: The other side of the coin: is Unix the steamroller promised years ago? Wilson, Allan

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  • Magazine/​Journal article
Published
  • CEDROM-SNi, Inc., 1987 April 16
Language
  • English

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Title
  • The other side of the coin: is Unix the steamroller promised years ago?
Appears In
  • Computing Canada, v13, no.n8, 1987 April 16, p28(1) (ISSN: 0319-0161)
Author
  • Wilson, Allan
Published
  • CEDROM-SNi, Inc., 1987 April 16
Physical Description
  • Magazine/​Journal article
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Target Audience
  • Trade
Summary
  • UNIX has not become the universal operating system first predicted, as only eight percent of minicomputer users have UNIX as the prime operating system and only 5.1 percent of locations have it as a secondary system. The reasons for the minimal acceptance include its age, lack of user friendliness and security, slowness, and demand on disk space. Eleven MIS managers were surveyed, and it was found that UNIX applications in large-over $30 million businesses were primarily in specific applications, most frequently scientific or technical. More small firms used UNIX, and it was generally selected as the main operating system because of software portability and expectations of new software.
Language
  • English
Database
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale General OneFile
  • Gale Expanded Academic
Identifier
  • 6007389

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