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Are linux and unix ready for the millenium buh? Discuss the
above statement with regards to Linux, Unix OS's and their applications on both the PC and SPARC platforms.
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by:davidmwilliams
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 Sounds like some sort of silly homework question.
  Firstly, Linux is a version of Unix.  Secondly, the 'Y2K bug' can occur in hardware, on the OS, in applications, in data ... even if your specific OS was Y2K compliant, that doesn't mean the applications you want to use necessarily are.
  In any case, you should check the Web sites of specific Unix vendors for information.  For example, going to www.sun.com reveals that Solaris 2.6 is Y2K compliant, whereas SunOS 4.1.1 isn't, for those still using it.  SunOS 4.1.3ui is compliant after a patch is installed, and so on.
  Boy - Y2K, sheesh - I dread getting into taxi these days, because when the driver asks me my profession, the next thing I get is, 'say, is my computer Y2K ok?' or some such ...
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what9 earned 50 total points
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Linux is Y2K
Got to www.redhat.com
and click on the bottom on Y2K
CU


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by:davidmwilliams
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 The answer doesn't quite answer the question.  Linux, the OS, is Y2k compliant, but as to the PC and other platforms -- it then depends on the hardware, too.
  Further, there are a number of variants of 'Unix' ...
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by:davidmwilliams
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 The answer doesn't quite answer the question.  Linux, the OS, is Y2k compliant, but as to the PC and other platforms -- it then depends on the hardware, too.
  Further, there are a number of variants of 'Unix' ...
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