"Linux is spreading further into the business computing world,
but Microsoft need not worry about its effect on Windows just yet.
That's one conclusion from market researcher Zona Research's latest
study of US IT professionals...."
"Some 109 senior IT staffers were quizzed about their companies'
plans. More than half of respondents from corporates said they
expected the number of Linux users in their organisations to grow
by 25 per cent over the next 12 months, while 20 per cent of them
expected increases of over 50 per cent - the same level of growth
anticipated by over a third of small company IT professionals."
"Of course, most of them won't necessarily realise it. There's a
clear bias among respondents' anticipated and existing Linux
installations towards Internet and small-scale infrastructure
systems. In other words, Web, e-mail, file and print servers, and
firewalls. Only 21 per cent of respondents said they were looking
to use the OS for e-commerce projects, and 38 per cent for database
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