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Linux and the Rise of the Dual Stack Datacenter

Jan 06, 2008, 05:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gould)

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"Lately there has been a kerfuffle in the blogosphere between partisans and opponents of the view that the Linux server boom is over. Supporters point to ominous IDC and Gartner data showing that growth in Linux server revenue has plummeted from over 50% in 2003 to a little over 10% in Q3 of this year. As you might imagine, these market share numbers have Linux fans in a tizzy. Responses run the gamut from anger (HackFUD and Linux.com), to denial (Linux Foundation), to acceptance (Matt Asay).

"While it's true these server market numbers measure factory installed systems only and thus miss the many copies of Linux installed by users themselves, it's still hard to avoid the conclusion that Linux server sales growth is cooling off..."

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