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ZDNet: Rx for Linux: Part 1--Measurements and Markets

Oct 17, 2005, 22:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Here's my premise: from about 1997 to late 2002 Linux growth looked unstoppable. The mainstream press rejoiced over the myth of Linus, IBM bet the software business on taking over Linux, and serious people predicted that it would gain significant market share over Microsoft in both the server and the desktop markets.

"Since then Linux has continued to grow--but the oomph has gone and gains are being made the old fashioned way: by hard work. Linspire's recent announcements are encouraging but things like the potential 300,000 unit install in Indiana are just that, potential and, meanwhile, the much hyped Munich transition is in deep trouble..."

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