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Gartner: Will Linux Be Viable Competition for Windows Desktops?

Oct 15, 1999, 14:46 (24 Talkback[s])
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"While we do not view Linux as a serious competitor for Microsoft at the desktop, Linux will not disappear from the computing landscape through 2004."

"Linux is the "hype du jour" that is thought by some to have the potential to upset Microsoft's dominance on the mainstream desktop. Despite the press hype, we believe that Linux deployments for desktops will not usurp OS dominance from Microsoft. The lack of standards in the Linux community, coupled with a lack of key productivity applications and with Unix complexity, will continue to make Linux a poor choice..."

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