"Database-intensive applications are the next frontier for
Linux, but those applications need to be ported to the open-source
operating system, Deborah Williams, the group vice president of
financial insights at research firm IDC, told attendees at the
Linux on Wall Street conference here on Wednesday.
"When that happens, Linux will become the operating system of
choice for many users. But this requires the cooperation of the ISV
community, who are still being pushed along this path, she
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