News.com heeft een artikeltje over de afwachtende houding van veel bedrijven ten opzichte van de release van Windows 2000. Tegelijkertijd wordt Linux steeds vaker toegepast in bedrijfssystemen:
Companies are increasing their use of the upstart operating system while delaying deployment of Microsoft's latest operating system for businesses, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
[...]The survey also indicated that responding companies have no plans to immediately implement the Windows 2000 operating system, Microsoft's latest and greatest update to the former Windows NT. Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on that software.
"Organizations of all types and sizes indicated they plan to wait anywhere from six to 18 months before beginning wide-scale implementation of the new Microsoft [corporate] enterprise operating system," the report said.
"The No. 1 reason given by respondents for the delay in adopting Windows 2000 was technical stabilization of the operating system. A full 50 percent of respondents said the technical stabilization of Windows 2000 would cause them to delay implementation," the report added.
"Past issues with first-release operating systems from Microsoft have caused organizations to rein in their Windows 2000 deployment plans," said William Peterson, research manager for IDC's Client Infrastructure Software programs. "This is not to say Windows 2000 will not be a success...IDC believes Windows 2000 will succeed--over time."