[Talk] Re: Who can make sense of Gartner's prognostications?

David Purdue david.purdue at auug.org.au
Mon Aug 4 17:14:56 EST 2003

On Monday,  4 August 2003 at 16:04:14 +1000, Con Zymaris wrote:
> http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6861814%255E15306,00.html
> LINUX penetration within Australian enterprises may reach 90 per cent
> within three years, but it will remain a niche technology, with only
> 10 to 15 per cent of IT infrastructure running on the open source
> software, according to Gartner.

(Leaps to defence of Gartner - stops to wonder what the hell he is
doing - carries on leap anyway. ;-) )

What the report is saying is that Linux will reach 90% of ENTERPRISES,
but only 10-15% of SERVERS.

I don't know if this is true or not, but at least it has no internal


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