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Computerworld.NZ: Linux Will Be the Saviour of Unix Says Analyst

Aug 31, 2002, 07:00 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrea Malcolm)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"In the Unix market, the emergence of Linux will drive the operating systems market to consolidate to the three major variants--IBM AIX, Sun Solaris and HP-UX, says Gartner.

"Gartner hardware analyst Matthew Boon told an audience of about 80 people in Auckland last week that a 'significant proportion' of server revenue will be on Linux by 2006.

"'However, it won't be taking a lot of market share away from Unix. The main threat will be to low-end Windows, particularly edge of the network. By 2006 we'll start to see some midrange and even enterprise deployments of Linux...'"

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