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iTWeb: Surprising Forecast for Linux

Apr 05, 2004, 23:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Warwick Ashford)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The Linux market has grown tremendously as a result of support from Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Oracle, resulting in predictions that it will soon replace other operating systems, particularly Unix.

"However, despite the fact that Linux is becoming more pervasive and has begun to move into the mainstream, particularly with the advent of blade servers to which Linux is well suited, the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that Linux will not come near to replacing the Unix and Windows operating systems in the next three to four years..."

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