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ZDNet: Linux and .Net to trounce Unix

Dec 06, 2002, 08:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"The future is anything but bright for proprietary Unix operating systems. According to a new report, flavors of Unix from the main vendors--hardware heavyweights HP, IBM and Sun--will lose out to Linux, and even Microsoft's emerging .Net.

"In its Server Operating Systems--Winners and Losers in the Open/Proprietary OS Market report, Butler Group backs the two-pronged Linux and Microsoft market. Linux is 'the long-term winner by a knockout,' with .Net 'outperforming between 2005 and 2008.'

"Over the next three years Linux will rapidly penetrate file and print servers, typically replacing Windows NT, low-end servers will move to Linux, and high-end servers will eventually move to .Net and Linux..."

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