Users slow to move from Win2000


Users slow to move from Win2000

Bill Goodwin
Businesses have been slow to replace the Windows 2000 server operating system with Windows 2003, a survey of 240 delegates at the IT Directors' Forum has revealed.

More than a year after Windows 2003 was released, only 16% of organisations have fully deployed the operating system in any part of their business.

Windows 2000 is still holding strong on desktops, with 41% of organisations using it, and 38% deploying it across the business.

By contrast, only 14% of users have deployed Windows XP company-wide; 42% have fully deployed it in some departments; 20% are running pilots; and 9% are evaluating the technology.

Linux is growing in popularity as a server operating system, the survey revealed. Fifteen per cent of companies are evaluating the operating system, 9% are running pilots and 14% routinely use Linux in internet applications.

Thirteen per cent of organisations are evaluating Linux for use on the desktop and 3% are piloting Linux desktop operating systems.

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