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BW: Red Hat Leads Global Linux Use in New Surveys

Jul 25, 2000, 20:23 (4 Talkback[s])

"Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in open source Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced the results of two surveys which show Red Hat's increasing lead in the global Linux market. These results confirm Red Hat's position as the most widely used and recognized provider of open source and Linux-based solutions."

"Netcraft's May 2000 Web Server Survey located almost 850,000 Web sites worldwide that run Linux and provide a personalized server header. Out of these sites, 72 percent run on Red Hat Linux, compared with 10 percent for the second largest distribution. Despite rapid growth in the Linux market and many new entrants, this survey shows that Red Hat has maintained its strong lead as the market's preferred brand. In addition, Netcraft's May survey shows the continued growth of Linux, which currently powers 36 percent of the Web sites polled, versus 33 percent in April. Netcraft's Web Server Survey can be found at http://www.netcraft.com/survey/."

"According to a recent poll of Chinese IT professionals commissioned by Sky Events, Red Hat Linux is considered the best overall version of Linux by 56.3 percent of the respondents, more than three times the mind share of the second most popular distribution. In addition, Linux users in China name Red Hat as the most stable and the easiest to use version of Linux -- 55.8 percent and 43.9 percent, respectively. These results are particularly significant because of the large and fast-growing opportunity the Chinese market represents."

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