Unix Vs. NT Battle Transformed The Landscape

n the Unix market, the top players in descending order are Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Silicon Graphics (SGI), IBM, and Digital Equipment (DEC, which was recently acquired by Compaq), according to IDC.

Sun ranks as the largest supplier of workstations in the Unix market with a 45% market share in 1997. As the single vendor with a Unix-only strategy, Sun also has the most complete line of Unix workstations, from $2500 at the entry level to about $50,000 on the high end.

Sun’s product line is the Ultra series the Ultra 5, 10,