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InfoWorld: Annual Scorecard

Dec 21, 2002, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

"The year is drawing to a close, so now is a good time to evaluate my predictions for 2002. It's an interesting exercise, especially because most tabloid psychics don't tend to fare well when you evaluate their annual prophecies. Thankfully, I'm no psychic, and I'm not shy about having my statements evaluated in the light of history...

"First, I predicted that Apache would finally be recognized as the de facto corporate Web server. Although it's the server of choice in many prominent organizations, some still staunchly hold to IIS. Nevertheless, Apache is a big dog in the yard.

"Secondly, I predicted that Linux would become firmly entrenched in the POS (point-of-sale) retail market. While it is aggressively gaining ground, it's still a bit shy of where I thought it would be. But give it six months, and things will be solid here..."

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