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ComputerWorld Today: Gartner slams Linux with hostile review

Oct 14, 1999, 17:25 (83 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ellen Cresswell)

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"A damning report from Gartner has all but put the kiss of death on Linux, but devotees of the OS maintain it's a force to be reckoned with."

"Linux is the 'hype du jour' that is thought by some to have the potential to upset Microsoft's dominance on the mainstream desktop," the Gartner Group report says. "We believe 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 for the mainstream business productivity user."

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