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Who really has the most Linux users?

Oct 09, 2009, 14:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"At the recent Red Hat's Analyst Day, Red Hat Executive VP Paul Cormier, said that Red Hat now represents 75 percent of the paid Linux market, easily beating out other the other Linux distributions such as Novell's SUSE and Canonical's Ubuntu.

"Impressive, but, Novell's PR manager Ian Bruce has a different take. In a Novell blog, Bruce wrote, "First, to borrow an analogy from the old car rental business, we should acknowledge that in the Linux market Novell is definitely 'Avis' to Red Hat's 'Hertz:' we're in second place and we try harder."

"Bruce went on to point out that in IDC's latest report on the Linux market that SUSE Linux has about 28% compared to Red Hat's 62% of the world's business Linux market."

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