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Jan 06, 2000, 18:33 (3 Talkback[s])


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"The study found that overall 60% of development managers plan to delay writing apps for Windows 2000 until 2001 or later and that 31.7% plan to "never" write Windows 2000 apps. In addition, cross-tabulations focusing in on corporations currently running NT show that 27% of those running NT on most of the client computers in their company plan to "never" write Windows 2000 apps and 55% of the NT users will not write Windows 2000 apps until 2001 or later."

"We've known for the last year that corporate America is taking a wait-and-see attitude towards Windows 2000," said Janel Garvin, VP Research, "but the fact that well over half have no plans for adopting Windows 2000 until 2001 or later and that a large percent of NT users plan never to migrate starts to look like a sea change. At the same time, support for Linux and Open Source Software is significantly stronger than six months ago and showing signs of growing fast."

"The in-depth phone survey, conducted in December 1999 examines attitudes, usage patterns, and intentions of over 400 development or IT managers in positions of responsibility at corporations with more than 2000 employees. A special 100-page section presents important deltas among vertical industries in areas like directory services, platform migration, OSS and Linux usage and intentions, mainframe development, and budgetary and project projections for the coming year."

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