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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..."

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