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LinuxPlanet: The Yin and Yang of Open Source Commerce, Part 3

Nov 03, 2005, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John H. Terpstra)

"Had Linux companies better focused their efforts on the SMB/SME market, the operating system market share picture would look far more rosy for Linux and OSS than it does today. There is some suggestion in what we have seen so far that Linux has performed well despite the efforts of the Linux vendors. It is as if the market has made a run for Linux, in spite of the lack of market presence by Linux vendors. It would further appear that most of this has happened outside of the enterprise market space that was at the center of the quest to prove that Linux is enterprise ready--whatever that means!

"Linux has become a most stable and compelling technical product and platform, as is evidenced by the exceptional rate of adoption. The rate of Linux adoption does not show any signs of slowing down. It is astounding that despite the fact that Linux is more difficult to deploy than a comparable Microsoft Windows product, clearly customers have hankered after it. It is a fact that there is a huge market opportunity in the SMB space that is begging for an alternative solution to the one they are using right now..."

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