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iTnews: NT Exit Ups Linux Chances

Dec 29, 2004, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregg Keizer)

"The demise of general support for Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0 on 24 December may give alternate operating systems, such as Linux, a temporary opportunity.

"Although Microsoft extended Windows NT 4.0 support another year to, as the US.-based developer says on its NT support site, 'assist customers upgrading from Windows NT Server 4.0 to the Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 families,' the 12 months of grace hadn't paid off, according to a US-based Forrester Research analyst, Joe Wilcox..."

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