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The Register: Linux Growth Rate Slows in Japan

Oct 30, 2000, 15:08 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"According to IDC Japan's latest stats, for the Japanese server OS arena, Linux will account for 7.8 per cent of the market come the end of 2000. That's due to a 144.4 per cent increase on the number of shrinkwrapped or bundled copies of the open source operating system shipped during the year."

"That compares with the 666.3 per cent growth rate Linux saw during 1999, when the OS leapt from 0.7 per cent of the server market at the start of the year to four per cent 12 months later."

"The Japanese server market as a whole is set to grow 26.9 per cent this year, IDC reckons, so Linux is clearly steaming ahead even if not quite as fast as before. And last year's explosive growth was more a result of coming from next to nothing than a true measure of increasing interest in its usage, year on year."

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