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BW: Red Hat Named Market Leader in Worldwide Linux Shipments for Second Consecutive Year

Aug 23, 2000, 19:57 (2 Talkback[s])

"Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in open source Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced that International Data Corporation (IDC) has named it the market leader for the second consecutive year in Linux shipments worldwide."

"In its "Linux Market Trends: Vendor Market Share and Growth Prospects" bulletin, IDC points out that Red Hat is the undisputed Linux market leader with 52.4 percent of all worldwide Linux server software shipments--more than three times the market share of its nearest competitor. Additional IDC research in "Server Operating Environments Market Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2004," states that Linux remains the fastest-growing server operating system, with the worldwide installed base of Linux growing at a 35 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 1999-2004."

"Red Hat has been the leading supplier of Linux software since IDC started tracking this software market in 1994," said Dan Kusnetzky, vice president of IDC's system software research. "This company has successfully created a brand which is recognized worldwide."

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