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"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 market share.

"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..."

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