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LinuxWorld.com.au: IDC: Linux is Asia's Fastest-Growing Server OS

Feb 21, 2001, 08:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Legard)

"Use of the Linux operating system for servers will grow by 57 percent per year in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) to be worth $US470 million by 2004, according to a report released Monday by market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC)."

"Internet infrastructure expansion and the dot-com boom have been primarily responsible for driving the demand for Linux servers in the region, according to IDC. Growing penetration in the education segment, strong government support to the open source movement -- particularly in Korea and China -- and a large installed base of Unix users are some of the other factors catalyzing the Linux demand in Asia/Pacific, IDC said."

"Despite the slowdown caused by the dot-com stock market correction, demand for Linux servers will remain strong due to the large Internet infrastructure build-out potential of the traditional brick and mortar businesses, the growing penetration of Linux in the important SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) segment, and the strong demand for appliance servers, IDC said."

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