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ZDNet UK: Linux devices outbreak in Europe, predicts IDC

Jul 17, 2000, 17:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Will Knight)

"Embedded devices and appliances will accelerate the growth of Linux within Western Europe, according to the latest figures from research group IDC, which tips Germany and the Nordic countries for greatest adoption."

"Clients will have many forms and shapes and we believe smart handheld and devices and cable TV devices will be the major areas of growth for Linux in Western Europe," says director of IDC's European Unix, client server and workstation research, Kirsten Ludvigsen."

"Although Linux is seeing ongoing growth as a desktop and server operating system in Europe, says Ludvigsen, its development in this area is being stifled."

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