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Inter@ctive Investor: Win2K Migration Slow

Jan 07, 2000, 15:56 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Migration to Windows 2000 will not be automatic. A survey by Evans Marketing Services found 60% of development managers will delay writing Win2K applications until 2001 or later, and 31.7% say they'll never write Windows 2000 apps. Adding insult to injury, the study revealed 27% of corporations running NT on clients say they'll never write Windows 2000 applications either..."

"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."

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