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News.com.au: Linux to Remain Niche: Gartner

Aug 05, 2003, 01:00 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kelly Mills)

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"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 variants..."

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