SearchEnterpriseLinux: Analyst: Virtualization Will Stall Linux
Jun 11, 2003, 22:00 (48 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Michael
S. Mimoso for this link. ]
"Linux is almost on top of the world right now. But 'almost' is
as far as it's going to get, according to Dan Kusnetzky, vice
president of system software at Framingham, Mass.-based
International Data Corp. Speaking at last week's Enterprise Linux
Forum Conference & Expo, he predicted that Linux will not
topple Microsoft or make huge gains in server operating system
"So far in 2003, Linux is the fastest-growing server platform,
with roughly 26% of all shipments worldwide, according to IDC.
Windows owns about 44% of worldwide shipments. Shipments of every
other OS, including Unix, have declined.
"In the near future, 'when you look across the infrastructure,
you will see Linux, and you will see Windows,' said Kusnetzky. Only
occasionally will another OS will be part of the mix..."