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Australian IT: Unix to be Pushed Out

Nov 12, 2002, 02:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elspeth Wales)

"Linux and Microsoft's .NET will dislodge Unix as the dominant OS within the next 10 years, according to a study.

"Senior research analyst and report author Mike Davis, from UK-based Butler Group, said the shift had started with smaller businesses moving to install Linux for file and print services, replacing Windows NT and lower-end Unix.

"Butler Group has a detailed audit of 11 key server operating systems in its report: Server and Operating Systems--Winners and Losers in the Open/Proprietary OS Market.

"Linux and .NET would gain ground as IT managers take advantage of the cheaper maintenance costs of open source systems, Mr Davis said..."

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