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Research firm predicts mass commercial adoption of open source software

Gartner claims open source will rule

In an announcement that could be seen a s slight dampener on the news that the next version of Windows could arrive next year, research and analyst firm Gartner has said that open source is set to take over, with almost all businesses using the software in a few year’s time.

The firm claims that so far the open source software has had a stealth impact, and that by 2011 it will dominate the infrastructure of cloud-based providers, reported ZD Net.

"By 2012, more than 90 percent of enterprises will use open source in direct or embedded forms," said a Gartner report, The State of Open Source 2008. "Users who reject open source for technical, legal or business reasons might find themselves unintentionally using open source despite their opposition."

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