October 28, 2002

Linux set to dominate servers

"Linux will be the major server operating system by 2009, at the expense of proprietary Unix operating systems from HP, IBM and Sun.

That's according to the latest Butler Group report, which also backs Microsoft's .Net Web services framework as a long-term winner.

IT users have traditionally had to rely on the operating system (OS) that best accommodates specific applications, but the report finds IT managers will have more freedom to choose as independent software vendors certify applications for open source Linux."


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