"The progress of Linux on the desktop has been slower than many
may have hoped. Microsoft Windows is deeply entrenched, and any
competing system has to overcome obstacles of inertia, perception
and distribution, but it would be a mistake to assume that nothing
has happened, or that no progress is being made.
"The migration of Linux into the server space was also slow, and
began with a steady uptake on the smaller backroom tasks during the
1990s, (file and print servers, LAMP applications, web servers and
firewalls), before its rapid adoption during the dotcom boom by
IBM, HP and others..."