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eWeek: Linux and Open Source: The 2005 Generation

Jan 04, 2005, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Sometimes people don't know when a revolution has happened until afterwards. Then, the historians tell us that 2004 was the year that open source started to become computing's mainstream.

"Sounds hard to believe? Well, IDC analyst Al Gillen recently said that 'Linux is no longer a fringe player. Linux is now mainstream.' He made that observation because IDC's research predicts that Linux's overall revenue for desktops, servers and packaged software running on Linux will exceed $35 billion by 2008..."

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