Gartner Research

Operating System Standards: Perspective

Published: 08 June 2004

ID: G0089782

Analyst(s): Mary I. Hubley, Nathan J. Muller


There are several standards that rule the operating system market, most notably the Austin Group's fusion of the IEEE POSIX.1 and POSIX.2 and The Open Group's Single Unix Specification Version 3.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • Operating System Standards History
    • Terminology Basics
    • How Operating System Standards Are Produced
  • Technology Analysis
    • The Austin Group's Convergence of POSIX and Single Unix Specification
    • Other Operating System Standard Initiatives
    • Business Use
    • Benefits and Risks
    • Standards
  • Technology Leaders
    • Major Standard-Setting Bodies
  • Insight

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