Analyst Calls Windows-to-Linux Shift a Myth

Lora Bentley

We found an story this morning that provides an interesting postscript to yesterday's post on the battle between Linux and Windows for the lion's share of the operating system market.


The piece quotes Gartner analyst John Enck as saying the research firm has seen no evidence of users moving toward Linux and away from Windows. He calls the rapidly spreading "notion" nothing more than a myth.


He doesn't say that Windows will win the market hands down. He notes that Linux and Windows will maintain a strong presence in the data center, and Linux will become more prevalent in the enterprise.


He and fellow Gartner analyst George Weiss predict that the winner will be determined based on which OS can offer what in the virtualization space, where hypervisers will foster server consolidation and lead to reduced costs.

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Oct 12, 2006 5:30 AM cyber_rigger cyber_rigger  says:
 Computer companies are starting to preinstall Desktop Linux. Reply
Oct 13, 2006 2:15 AM Xunil Resu Xunil Resu  says:
The European komission started yesterday a Programm to use more Linux PCs in Europe.Also many big european Citys like Munich, Wiena, Paris, Mannheim and Berlin are on the way to migrate big parts of their IT-Systems and desktop PCs towards Linux and Open-Office.                                                Many big Companys are doing the same.The Raid on redmond has just begun.  Reply
Oct 14, 2006 5:38 AM giovanni giovanni  says:
It's amazing GARTNER does no mention the issue of licensing as growing barrier to Windows as vistualization and multi-core processors goes prirme time. The current Windows licensing model will beccome a growing cost issue to its users unless Microsoft cuts its licenses costs deeply.  Reply
Oct 15, 2006 12:42 PM juve juve  says:
need more info anout operating system.thank tou Reply

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