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VNUnet: Nothing Can Stop Linux Now, Says IDC

Jun 13, 2003, 17:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Williams)

"Unit sales of Linux-based servers in western Europe this year will reach 182,000, according to analyst IDC, and the figure is set to triple, with revenues doubling to $1.9bn by 2007.

"The bullish server figures are contained in IDC's white paper, Linux as a Platform for Business, prepared as part of the build-up to the first LinuxWorld UK event, which is being held at the NEC on 3-4 September.

"Last year, 15 per cent of servers were shipped with Linux, up 1.4 per cent on the year before. But the operating system's low cost means that it represented just 5.1 per cent of factory revenues..."

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