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discussing flavors of POSIX [was M$ && Sending files back?]

Jerry Feldman wrote:
> A business's goal is always the bottom line. So, what a Unix vendor wants 
> to do is to not only provide interoperability and portablility but also to 
> differentiate itself in the marketplace. As PCs became useful as 
> workstations (Linux and FreeBSD) the commercial Unix workstation market 
> started drying up.

Didn't this drying-up start *before* Linux and FreeBSD were considered 
anything more than hobbyists' toys?  I seem to recall that when Windows 
NT was on the verge of release, the conventional wisdom said that NT 
would crush commercial UNIX systems....


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