GartnerGroup: How and When to Adopt Linux in Midsize Enterprises

“We provide guidelines on how to get started with Linux but
avoid the pain that can result from the chaotic nature of the

“Strategic Planning Assumptions”

“Linux vendor technical support for MSEs will only be adequate
for technically knowledgeable IT organizations through 2000 (0.7

“Linux will further speed the consolidation among Unix variants,
and a Linux operating-system version will be offered by two server
platform vendors as an addition to their Unix and/or Windows NT
server families by year-end 1999 (0.8 probability).”


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