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LinuxPR: Linux Market to Grow 154% in 2001 predicts Idaya/freeVSD research

Apr 03, 2001, 22:24 (11 Talkback[s])

"Research conducted by Idaya (www.idaya.co.uk), sponsors of the freeVSD project (www.freevsd.org), has revealed that the Linux market is expected to grow by over 150% during 2001. Linux is predicted to become the most dominant global web server platform by mid 2002, and there is majority confidence that open source software will become the most dominant underlying technology for web hosting services by 2003."

"However, this growth is dependent on improvements in Linux functionality, principally the wider porting of standard productivity applications to Linux, and failsafe techniques such as file system journalling. The main potential obstacles to Linux market growth are seen as: lack of support availability from the distributions and application developers; and market conservatism and distrust of GPL-based solutions."

"The Idaya/FreeVSD research was conducted between January and March 2001 amongst the global top 1000 Internet Service Providers - precisely the companies that have made the greatest investment in GPL technology and applications. Respondents were a mixture of business managers, technical heads and service managers."

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