ZDNet Australia: Linux Poised for Desktop Failure: Gartner

“Despite a recent surge in interest in Linux, it will fail to
make much of an impression on the desktop, claims a Gartner

“Linux will be deployed on no more than five percent of desktops
over the next two to three years because of a lack of viable
applications, claimed Gartner research director Phil Sargeant on
Thursday evening at the Gartner Symposium and ITXpo.

“‘There’s quite a lack of tools in that particular space,’ said
Sargeant. ‘We are going to need to see more tools if it’s to make
any inroads.’ He cited StarOffice and Open Office as examples of
the few good tools available…”

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