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VNU Net: Comdex/Spring: Linux leaders look ahead

Apr 21, 1999, 09:11 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"Some of the key players in the Linux market were gathered at Comdex/Spring in Chicago on Tuesday for a debate on the future of the Open Source operating system."

"The speakers saw very few clouds ahead: 'I think it's pretty clear that this year Linux will pass NT to become the number one server operating system,' said Larry Augustin, president and chief executive officer of VA Research, 'That's an easy prediction.'"

"A more difficult prediction is Linux' fate on the desktop. Augustin said Linux' desktop breakthrough, when it comes, will be as dramatic as its current server success. Augustin estimated this breakthrough to be "12 to 18 months out"."

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