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Newsbytes: Linux To Run 10% Of Japanese Servers By 2003 - IDC

Jul 13, 1999, 08:37 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martyn Williams)

"The open source Linux operating system won't be challenging the dominance of Microsoft Corp... anytime soon but does stand to make significant inroads to the Japanese market in the next five years, research firm IDC Japan said Monday."

"On an estimated 2,200 machines in 1998, IDC predicts the Linux user-base will expand to 10,000 servers in the current year, 22,000 in 2000, 34,000 in 2001, 50,000 in 2002 and 65,000 in 2003. The predictions represent a compound annual growth rate over the next five years of 97 percent. Most of this growth, said IDC, will be at the expense of closely related Unix systems."

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