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  • Stats Watch: A snapshot of the Linux bogey

    There’s little doubt Microsoft is a mite perturbed by the bogey that is Linux. Even if only half the stories about special fighting funds, disinformation campaigns and helping SCO battle IBM’s Linux strategy have a few milligrammes of truth, it’s apparent the movement toward open source licensing and collective bug fixing has Redmond spooked. But should it? Is Linux really entering the enterprise that quickly, and what’s happening to the rest of the OSes?

  • Stats Watch: 'Solutions' find budget cash

    Finally, some good news. You’re continuing to open your collective wallets, this year finding a healthy billion dollars among the receipts and old ticket stubs for what IDC calls “IT solutions”.

  • Stats Watch: IT services suffer

    Last year was not a happy one for many in the IT services market, though outsourcers are likely to keep their heads above water.