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CNET News: IT Managers Nervously Eye SCO Suit

May 27, 2003, 16:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"Linux has steadily gained a foothold in corporate servers during the past few years as companies have sought to save money and Linux functionality has improved.

"But that upward trend could stall if IT managers fear the legal dispute between SCO and IBM--a tussle that was escalated last week when Microsoft sided with SCO.

"Already, some IT research analysts are advising companies to take extra caution in deploying Linux. 'Minimize Linux in complex, mission-critical systems until the merits of SCO's claims or any resulting judgments become clear,' said research firm Gartner in a report it released last week. Gartner added that the legal disputes could take a year or more to be resolved..."

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