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SunWorld: IDC: Linux to outpace all contenders through 2003

Apr 04, 1999, 00:56 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IDC estimates that Linux commercial shipments will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25 percent from 1999 through 2003, compared with a 10 percent CAGR for all other client operating environments combined, and a 12 percent CAGR for all other server operating environments combined."

"IDC's Linux coverage..., is limited to shipments from the four major commercial Linux vendors: Red Hat, SuSE, Caldera, and Pacific HiTech. While these vendors provide support, documentation, and application packages, they are by no means the only source for a copy of the Linux operating system. Linux can be downloaded from myriad sites on the Internet, and trying to determine exactly how many copies are downloaded and subsequently installed is next to impossible."

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