The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes but it will take a while. My guess is between 5-10 years at the earliest. There is little need for the "kitchen sink" (as I call it) OS in environments that are containerized or are server-less in the cloud (think AWS Lambda). The problem is that many traditional IT shops don't have the skill set to make a speedy transition to these platforms so will continue to leverage a full Linux distro or Solaris or AIX etc for quite some time. These platforms will eventually go the way of the mainframe: Still around but with an ever-smaller presence. What will be interesting is how Windows sysadmins manage/cope with this transition. Microsoft has been giving indications that it is interested in playing the container space but most Windows Sysadmins have been...less willing then their *nix counterparts to embrace new ways of managing systems.
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