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The Register: Server vendors team to promote Linux in Japan

Aug 24, 2000, 15:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"Compaq, IBM and Hitachi, all backed by Oracle, said they intend to push hard to grow the adoption of Linux among Japanese PC server users by over 15 per cent this year."

"That said, there does appear to be some confusion over the open source operating system's market share. Compaq's Japanese subsidiary said Linux accounts for ten per cent of all PC servers shipped in Japan. It wants to get that up to 15 per cent."

"Hitachi, on the other hand, reckons Linux's market share is six to seven per cent. "We are putting forth efforts to make it more than ten per cent within 2000," a company spokesman told the Nikkei newswire."

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