Computerwire: Linux Is Replacing Windows Says Researcher
Mar 18, 2003, 15:00 (25 Talkback[s])
"A new survey from Evans Data Corp appears to contradict
suggestions from Microsoft Corp that the growth of the Linux
operating system has been at the expense of Unix, rather than its
own Windows operating system.
"The Santa Cruz, California-based research house interviewed
more than 400 developers using Linux during February this year to
ascertain trends in the Linux development market, and discovered
that 52.2% of developers targeting Linux for application
development had previously targeted their development at the
various flavors of Windows.
"While Linux has undoubtedly been gaining ground on both Windows
and Unix as an enterprise operating system, the fact that it is
more freely available for download and installation on multiple
machines than its rivals means it is difficult to accurately
pinpoint uptake trends..."