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Addressing the State of the Linux Union

Apr 08, 2009, 19:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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""Linux remains in a two-horse race with Windows, but we're finding Linux growing at two to three times the rate of Windows," Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation's executive director, told InternetNews.com. "We see this growth happening as a result of three main factors: the economy, mobile computing and cloud computing."

"The State of the Linux Union

"During this week's summit, Zemlin will deliver the keynote address titled, "The State of the Linux Union," a key theme of which will be the economy and the role that Linux can play in it. And despite its moments of discord, Zemlin said the Linux community still has much to crow about -- and much to look forward to.

""In tough times, Linux provides better value for the price, period. History tells us this: Linux' most pivotal growth point to date was during the 2001-2002 downturn," he said. "And, with the increasing use of virtualization to cut costs, Linux is naturally positioned to provide real value to users during the downturn and beyond."

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