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Yankee Group: Linux Will Enjoy Double-Digit Growth, but Don't Expect Windows or UNIX to Fade Away

Aug 30, 2004, 16:00 (20 Talkback[s])

"The Yankee Group report, Linux, UNIX and Windows TCO Comparison, Part 2, advises corporations to delay a Linux migration--or any software migration--until they can satisfactorily answer how a software operating system migration, upgrade or wholesale switch to another platform can deliver tangible technology benefits, better return on investment (ROI) and improve the total cost of ownership (TCO).

"UNIX and Windows are mature platforms that continue to evolve technically. For many large enterprises with significant financial investments and embedded physical and services and support infrastructure, it is not fiscally feasible or technically advantageous to discard Windows. Only a small minority (4 percent) of UNIX users and about 10 percent of Windows users have any desire to switch platforms..."

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