Thursday, January 4, 2007

Market analyst predicts enterprise Linux surge

This is a reported story from by researchers Bruce Guptill and Bill McNee.
According to their story,"Nearly half the world's large businesses will use Linux on desktops or in servers by the end of 2011, Saugatuck Technology predicts. "The data are especially impressive when looking at the expected growth in the number of companies moving beyond 'proof of concept' by the end of the decade," the analyst firm said."

This isn't news to anyone who has been watching the impending ship date of Vista come forward like a creeping giant. With the need to upgrade to new more powerful computers just to run the new OS and with still lingering memories of the entire history of XP and the early web assaults this is not completely unexpected news. Also for those of you who read yesterdays blog, this is also a hint, at the reason Microsoft did the deal with Novel, the logic being if you can't beat'em, then join'em. The long play here is Microsoft's positioning themselves just in case of a market shift they can't ,even with all their money, stop from happening.

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