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The Register: Linux grows 666 per cent in Japan

Jul 20, 2000, 12:31 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

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"Linux share of the Japanese server OS market grew a staggering 666.3 per cent last year, market research company IDC has reported."

"Of course, that doesn't imply the open source OS dominates the market now. According to IDC Japan's numbers, by the end of 1999, Linux accounted for only four per cent of the server OS market, up from 0.7 per cent the previous year."

"Still it's growth rate is way ahead of the market as a whole, which expanded some 32.1 per cent to 419,399 licences, some 16,858 of which were for Linux. The OS has some way to go to catch up with Windows NT's 81.3 per cent share, but if that rate of growth can be maintained or even exceeded. Other varieties of Unix account for 10.1 per cent of the Japanese server OS market."

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