Enterprise Linux Today: The New Religion: Linux and Open Source
Nov 02, 2000, 07:40 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Zona Research Examines Linux Deployment in New Primary
Research Analysis Report."
"Visit any IT oriented Web site or read most any IT trade
publication and you can find endless commentary and/or hype about
how the Linux and Open Source movement is fundamentally changing
enterprise computing. From these accounts, it would seem that
commercial vendors of operating systems and applications are facing
their biggest competitive threat and an ever worsening future. But
does this hype have any basis in fact? Seeking to shed some light
into the reality of this market, Zona Research, Inc. announces its
latest Zona Market Report, The New Religion: Linux and Open Source.
This report examines the state of Linux deployment in
organizations, the factors driving deployment, user perceptions of
the Linux and Open Source value proposition, and provides an
overview of the Linux marketplace...."
"Overall, if Linux development were compared to the Pilgrim
Separatist movement, this would be the year 1640, when the second
wave of Puritans were being assimilated. The Great Revolution is
yet to come," states Charles King, Senior Industry Analyst, Zona
Research. "Much like the behavior of the early Java market, Linux
is being tested and evaluated, but it has not caused the wholesale
replacement of existing applications and operating systems,"
continued King. "Just over half of our respondents indicated their
organization would replace existing applications with Linux, but at
the same time 40% of our sample had not yet deployed a single copy