"Red Hat has more of the Linux market than its next five
competitors combined, but those competitors all are increasing
their share faster, a study has found."
"Red Hat shipped 48 percent of the copies of Linux that were
sold in 1999, according to market research firm International Data
Corp. But while that market grew 89 percent from 1998 to 1999, Red
Hat's share of the market grew only 69 percent, said IDC analyst
"Linux companies argue there is more competition between Linux
and other operating systems than there is among versions of Linux
itself. But Red Hat's aggressive push to have its brand name
associated as closely as possible with Linux reflects the land grab
under way as companies seek to establish as much dominance as
possible of the up-and-coming operating system."
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