SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 1998--Cahners
In-Stat Group believes that in the near future the
telecommunications industry, vendors and users both, will benefit
from an operating system, one they have largely ignored in the
past, called Linux.
The majority of PC server makers are expected to begin offering
Linux on their boxes next year, adding to its market presence.
``Linux is cheaper and more robust than Windows NT and has open
source code to allow for customization, making it a compelling
alternative for the telecom industry,'' said Brian Strachman,
research analyst for Cahners In-Stat Group's Telephony Service.
``This operating system is reliable, scalable, simple to
reconfigure and most importantly, it's free.''
Linux is one of the fastest evolving operating systems in
history and Cahners In-Stat Group expects a flood of new
applications to Linux to arrive in 1999.
According to Cahners In-Stat Group, the fact that Microsoft
regards Linux as a threat to the continued dominance of Windows
indicates the possibility of a major shakeup in the market as well
as a possible competitor to Windows NT.
Red Hat Software, which is the largest seller of Linux, is still
in its infancy, but is on its way to becoming mainstream as both
Intel and Netscape took undisclosed minority stakes in the company
in early October. Linux is rapidly gaining popularity in the
computer industry and has been largely overlooked in the telecom
The bulletin Linux, the Telecommunications Operating System of
the Future, No. CT9806CT, written by Brian Strachman, is a feature
of the Telephony Service subscription. For more information on
Cahners In-Stat Group's services, contact Linda Morganstern at
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Headquartered in Newton, Mass., Cahners In-Stat Group is a
high-technology market research firm with comprehensive
understanding of computer and convergence, networking, wireless,
telecommunications, Internet, enterprise software, and
semiconductor market. Offices are also located in Scottsdale and
San Jose, Calif.
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Business Research Group, is part of Cahners Business Information,
the largest publisher of specialized business publications in the
United States, and a division of Reed Elsevier. Visit Cahners
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