The Register: Linux Heats Up the Enterprise Apps Space
May 27, 2003, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fran Howarth)
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"According to Scott Handy, director of IBM's Linux solutions
marketing group, Linux has now matured sufficiently to be hailed as
an 'industrial enterprise-class Internet server for web
"Handy says that this has happened in a remarkably short period
of time: three years ago, Linux was 'only in the domain of the
techies;' now it is being used to build powerful mission-critical
"Apparently, Linux is the fastest growing of all operating
systems, with a cumulative annual growth rate of 34 per cent. In so
doing, it is taking away market share from both Windows and Unix.
According to IBM, Microsoft will never again achieve the annual
growth rate of 40 per cent for Windows that it previously enjoyed.
But what about software and applications? Here, Linux is playing
catch-up, with Linux software growing at an annual rate of 65 per
For more information on developing Linux applications in the
enterprise, be sure to attend next week's Enterprise
Linux Forum in Santa Clara, California.