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E-Commerce Times: Linux in the Post-Microsoft World

May 02, 2000, 06:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

"While the so-called "Linux Hysteria" seemed to fade long before the Nasdaq started to sputter, the open-source platform capitalized on Microsoft's antitrust troubles by moving steadily into the server arena and grabbing the attention of Internet-centric operations."

"In fact, an International Data Corp. (IDC) study released last week confirmed not only that Linux represents the fastest growing operating environment in the server market, but that its sales are "strongly tied to the Internet."

"More than 40 percent of all spending on Linux servers is for Internet-related applications," commented IDC research manager Michelle Bailey in a Wide Open News report. "Linux servers are now embedded in the Internet infrastructure and are strong competition for NT and UNIX entry servers."

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