__/ [ ray ] on Thursday 23 March 2006 15:18 \__
> On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:56:17 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> | Novell boss Jack Messman is predicting that the open source operating
>> | system market will be reduced to two dominant suppliers in the next
>> | three to five years: Novell and Red Hat.
> That would be one man's guess. Mine would be that several will remain. I
> see at least a half dozen major players.
...Depends on your define survival (e.g. minimal number of machines in
operation) and what timespan you use as a reference. It is almost impossible
to make predictions five years ahead (the 5-year rule), let alone a decade.
Look at Google and the progress between 1998 (garage) and 2003 (IPO).
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