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ZDNet UK: 2003 Forecast: Linux Will Eat Unix

Dec 16, 2002, 14:30 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Frauenheim)

"Linux will take market share from Unix and IT spending will increase, but among IDC's more sobering precictions is that the Internet could be brought to its knees

"Among one technology researcher's predictions for 2003 is this sobering thought: A major cyberterrorism event will disrupt the economy and bring the Internet to its knees for at least a day or two...

"Other visions in IDC's crystal ball for 2003 are that sales of midrange server computers will rebound to positive growth after a 20 percent contraction in 2002; that adoption of 64-bit computing will be slow; and that the Linux operating system will snag market share from the Unix operating system..."

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