InfoWorld: Linux, At Your Service
Aug 14, 2002, 09:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)
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"Although Linux still faces obstacles regarding application
availability and scalability, the open-source platform nonetheless
is becoming entrenched at ASPs that use the Intel hardware
"Linux has always been prominent among ASPs, given its strength
in running edge-of-the-network applications such as Apache Web
server. While the current economy makes the open-source platform
attractive, analysts expect Linux growth to continue.
"According to IDC, the Linux installed base, currently at 3.5
million units, will climb to 8.6 million server units alone by
2005. By contrast, Unix will drop from 2.61 million units to 2.53
million units. But Windows will still lead the way with an
installed base of 8.6 million units in 2002 and 13.84 million
server units in 2005..."