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Upside: Linux in the market limelight

Apr 17, 2000, 19:53 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

"Say what you will about the socialist undertones of the open source/free software movement, but it was the market side of Linux that drew the most attention this week."

"Less than a week after some financial observers predicted a "Linux bounce" in the wake of Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's April 3 ruling against Microsoft, publicly owned Linux companies were, in fact, leading the Nasdaq retreat...."

"More than 40 percent of all spending on Linux servers is for Internet-related applications," said Michelle Bailey, research manager for IDC. "Linux servers are now embedded in the Internet infrastructure and are strong competition for NT and Unix entry servers."

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