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VUNET UK: IDC doubts IA64 and Windows 2000 impact in Europe

Aug 04, 1999, 18:01 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Kelly)

Thanks to Julian Coombes for this link.

"IDC is pouring cold water on Microsoft and Intel's ambitions for their new babies - Windows 2000 and IA64 - in the European server market..."

"Only moderate growth for the server market in Western Europe is predicted with a compound annual growth rate of 6.2 per cent from $18.0 billion in 1998 to $24.4 billion in 2003 in terms of customer spending. Some factors driving these sales are appliance servers, Linux and information utilities..."

"It appears that everyone who was loyal during NT's onslaught on Unix is now covering his or her bets by supporting Linux in one way or another," said Vernon Turner, vice president for IDC's worldwide commercial systems and servers programme."

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