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Fairfax IT (Australia): Linux to top growth as NT keeps cash cow status – Salomon Smith Barney

LINUX will be the fastest growing software platform, with
its market earnings tipped to increase by 33 per cent over the next
four years to $US3.39 billion, a Salomon Smith Barney report
says.

“The company’s September Server and Enterprise Hardware and PC
Hardware Quarterly says Windows NT systems will garner 21 per cent
market growth – the second largest gain – in the period from 1999
to 2004, earning Microsoft $US31.79 billion.”

“The gains by Linux and NT come at the expense of operating
systems including OS/390 and NetWare, which are expected to see a 5
per cent and 11 per cent decline in revenue growth respectively for
the same period.”


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