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SearchCIO: A CIO Conversation: NeTraverse's Mark Hinkle

Feb 02, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"International Data Corp. recently predicted that the overall Linux market will grow more than 25% annually to reach $35 billion in 2008. Do you agree with these numbers, based user interest and what you're reading and writing about in LinuxWorld magazine?

"Mark Hinkle: I really do. There are world and domestic factors. As for world factors, I see the modernization of China contributing to the growth of Linux adoption. China is a relatively untapped IT area, and I think the recent acquisition of IBM's PC business is bringing this to light. There's been a shift in places like China over the last 10 years; they've shifted to a culture that now studies and focuses on education and sciences.

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