iTnews: NT Exit Ups Linux Chances

“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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