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ComputerWeekly: Linux Advances in Datacentre But Poses No Desktop Threat to Microsoft

Oct 04, 2005, 17:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cliff Saran)

"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..."

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