"In the Unix market, the emergence of Linux will drive the
operating systems market to consolidate to the three major
variants--IBM AIX, Sun Solaris and HP-UX, says Gartner.
"Gartner hardware analyst Matthew Boon told an audience of about
80 people in Auckland last week that a 'significant proportion' of
server revenue will be on Linux by 2006.
"'However, it won't be taking a lot of market share away from
Unix. The main threat will be to low-end Windows, particularly edge
of the network. By 2006 we'll start to see some midrange and even
enterprise deployments of Linux...'"