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Windows TechEdge: Linux to grow mainly in server market

“Linux will have most success in the near term running servers
for small and mid-sized companies, but it’s not ready to become the
leading operating system for large companies, nor will it supplant
Microsoft Corp.’s Windows OS, analysts said at the Open Source
Forum…”

“I’m confident there is a growth path for the Linux operating
environment in server-scale applications, for Internet appliances,
gaming devices, and for embedded computing such as Palm Pilots,”
Peterson said.”

“… possible dissatisfaction with Microsoft’s planned release
of Windows 2000 could convince some IT managers to switch to Linux,
said Jim Johnson, president of the Standish Group.

“”Nothing will slow down Microsoft except Microsoft,” he
said.”

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