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Analyst Calls Windows-to-Linux Shift a Myth

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We found an internetnews.com 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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