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Heise.de: Linux/Windows: Trend to operating system oligopoly (in German)

Oct 21, 2000, 15:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristian Köhntopp)

[ Thanks to Kristian Köhntopp for this link. ]

Heise reports the results of their reader survey, showing that there are only three operating systems with a noteable market share among their readers, with Windows 2000/NT and Linux almost head-to-head and Solaris following up.

All other Unix derivates which were present in previous reader surveys had declining usage and can now be subsumed as "others" (3700 answers, Linux up to 74% from 58% in two years, Windows at 82% now, and Solaris at 38% - multiple answers were possible to accomodate users in heterogenous work environments. 70% of all answers reported OSS usage in the workplace.

"If it is free, it is worthless" was down to 25% from over 40% in the last two years.

Complete Story in German (paste the URL into Babelfish for a rough translation)

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