Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

eWeek: 'Lintel' Turns Up the Heat

Dec 16, 2002, 23:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Whether or not Microsoft Corp. ends up porting its software to Linux, as a research company suggested last week, the battle between Windows and Linux on Intel Corp.-compatible hardware could have at least one positive effect: lower prices for Windows software, users said.

"Research company Meta Group Inc. last week threw the cat among the pigeons by suggesting that Microsoft will start porting certain .Net components and other software--such as the SQL Server database, Internet Information Services and Exchange--to Linux by late 2004.

"Meta researchers, in Stamford, Conn., said porting is inevitable since 'Lintel' (Linux on Intel) platforms will make up 45 percent of server sales by 2007.

Complete Story

Related Stories: