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CIO: The future under your fingertips

Apr 21, 1999, 03:06 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Enderle)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"... one result is sure within a few years: a metamorphosis in what we have on our desktop as well as who provides it.

"The most likely move right now appears to be to Linux (a freeware follow-on to Unix developed by Unix core developers) and dedicated hardware. Whether we are talking about single-use servers, specialized desktops or both, the opportunity for a hardware vendor to take Linux and create a unique and differentiable offering is stronger than ever before. We believe it likely that at least one vendor will deliver such a system within 12 months. If others follow, this could spell the beginning of Microsoft's decline and the emergence of a new desktop standard..."

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