*nix on the *server* side. The transition is relatively easy and cost
effective. The overall impact on MS has been limited, recent stats show
them doing well (up 22%) on the server side. www.entmag.com/news/article.asp
The big loser in all this appears to be Sun.
What is not happening is any discernable movement toward Linux on the
*client* side; for obvious reasons IMO. From your Ford reference:
"But presumably there are still going to be Windows clients in there ..."
I think the hope was that Kylix would help trigger a client side transition.
Instead, it has illustrated by example why this is unlikely any time soon.