"Compaq, IBM and Hitachi, all backed by Oracle, said they
intend to push hard to grow the adoption of Linux among Japanese PC
server users by over 15 per cent this year."
"That said, there does appear to be some confusion over the open
source operating system's market share. Compaq's Japanese
subsidiary said Linux accounts for ten per cent of all PC servers
shipped in Japan. It wants to get that up to 15 per cent."
"Hitachi, on the other hand, reckons Linux's market share is six
to seven per cent. "We are putting forth efforts to make it more
than ten per cent within 2000," a company spokesman told the Nikkei
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