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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Gartner: Linux Not About to Do Damage to Windows

eWeek says that it's not only not the year of Desktop Linux, it might not be the year of server Linux either:
Microsoft Windows will not suffer irreparable damage on the server side at the hands of the Linux operating system over the next five years, Gartner analyst George Weiss told attendees at the Gartner Open Source Summit.

In fact, in terms of worldwide server operating system revenue, Linux would come in below both Windows and Unix by 2011 in spite of its enormous growth, he told attendees in a session entitled "Enterprise Linux: Has it Arrived?"

While Linux would account for some $12 billion in worldwide server operating system revenue in five years time, significantly up from the $8.3 billion predicted for 2006, Unix worldwide server operating system revenue was expected to come in at $15.9 billion by 2011, with Windows revenue leading the pack at $22.5 billion, Weiss said.

Security was also not much of a differentiator between Windows, Linux and Unix.
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