CNET: Linux boosts server OS market

“Sales growth for Intel-based servers slowed down in 1998,
although sales of operating systems for these machines grew faster
because of the growing popularity of Linux.”

“In operating system growth, Linux shipments leapt 212.5 percent
from 1997 to 1998, a major component of the 25 percent overall
server operating system growth. With Linux taken out of the
equation, the server operating system market would have grown only
11 percent, IDC said.”

“During 1999, information technology specialists will focus on
making sure systems are year 2000-compliant instead of rolling out
new server operating systems, IDC predicted.”