"Linux penetration within Australian enterprises may reach 90
per cent within three years, but it will remain a niche technology,
with only 10 to 15 per cent of IT infrastructure running on the
open source software, according to Gartner.
"According to a survey of 121 large Australian companies, about
52 per cent of businesses now use Linux in their server
environment--up from 39 per cent last year. Australian companies
follow Taiwan in being the Asia Pacific region's highest adopters
of the technology.
"However, continued uptake of Linux within Australian
enterprises could be stifled by the SCO Group's legal action to
enforce intellectual property claims over Linux and other Unix