InformationWeek.com: The Challenge That Is Linux
May 07, 2002, 16:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Ricadela)
"The number of Linux servers at U.S. companies is growing
quickly, faster than Windows servers and Unix licenses, which have
become a smaller percentage of the overall server market. Sure,
Linux's growth is from a smaller installed base than that of older
operating systems. But where's it coming from?
"It's coming from Web servers, database servers, E-mail hosts,
and application development systems, according to a March
InformationWeek Research Web survey of 550 business-technology
professionals with knowledge of their company's operating systems.
The most popular use of Linux--the freely available,
open-source-code operating system that resembles Unix and runs on
myriad microprocessors--is for serving up Web or intranet pages,
according to the survey. About 80% of sites that run Linux use it
as a Web server..."