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CRN: CRN Survey: Solution Providers Growing More Optimistic About Linux

Apr 21, 2000, 11:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Warren S. Hersch, John Roberts)

"Solution providers are growing more optimistic about Linux's potential to crack the business market, but major hurdles still remain, according to data from the March CRN Technology Solution Provider Survey."

"Other data shows solid near-term sales expectations among solution providers, particularly in Web-related software categories and service and support. The survey respondents also see significant sales opportunities in hardware areas such as networking, peripherals and PC servers, at least into the early summer months."

"In last month's survey, 34 percent of solution providers said they think Linux will become a viable alternative to the Windows platform in the enterprise market within the next 12 months. This was only slightly below the figure from the February survey, which was the highest recorded in the 11 months CRN has been surveying this question."

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