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InfoWorld: IDC: Linux likely to lead OS growth through 2003

Mar 31, 1999, 14:23 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Growth in commercial shipments of the Linux operating system will outpace other client or server operating environments through 2003, according to market researcher International Data Corp. (IDC), which for the first time has removed the increasingly popular Linux from the "other" category in its OS reporting."

"Linux commercial shipments will grow at a compound annual rate of 25 percent from this year through 2003, compared to 10 percent for all other client operating environments IDC tracks, and 12 percent for all other server operating environments combined, IDC said Wednesday. The market researcher has prepared its first-ever Linux forecast in a new bulletin, "Linux Operating System Market Overview."

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