"Open source advocates at the Linuxworld show in London this
week will hail the steady advance of Linux in the datacentre, but
claims that the product is ready for mainstream desktop deployment
will meet with scepticism.
"Ovum analyst Gary Barnett has seen an increase in the number of
businesses rationalising their IT around a Linux platform. Thanks
to the increasing deployment of virtualisation software such as
VMWare, end-users can now run multiple operating systems easily on
a single hardware platform, allowing server consolidation and
providing a straightforward way to run Linux applications..."