Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

CNET News.com: Red Hat holds huge Linux lead, rivals growing

Aug 31, 2000, 20:43 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"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 Dan Kusnetzky...."

"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."

Complete Story

Related Stories: