InfoWorld: Annual Scorecard
Dec 21, 2002, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"The year is drawing to a close, so now is a good time to
evaluate my predictions for 2002. It's an interesting exercise,
especially because most tabloid psychics don't tend to fare well
when you evaluate their annual prophecies. Thankfully, I'm no
psychic, and I'm not shy about having my statements evaluated in
the light of history...
"First, I predicted that Apache would finally be recognized as
the de facto corporate Web server. Although it's the server of
choice in many prominent organizations, some still staunchly hold
to IIS. Nevertheless, Apache is a big dog in the yard.
"Secondly, I predicted that Linux would become firmly entrenched
in the POS (point-of-sale) retail market. While it is aggressively
gaining ground, it's still a bit shy of where I thought it would
be. But give it six months, and things will be solid here..."