Computer Currents/Newsbytes: Linux Appliances Hot

“Linux servers will make up about a quarter of worldwide server
appliance sales by 2003, but the introduction of Microsoft’s
Windows 2000 server later this year will stem Linux’s growth in the
traditional server market, according to new research.

“Gartner Group’s Dataquest unit found that Linux servers will
account for $3.8 billion in worldwide server appliance revenues by
2003. By volume, that represents 14 percent, or 1.1 million units.
In 1999, Linux made up about 20 percent in service appliance
revenues, according to Dataquest estimates.

“In the traditional server market, however, Linux servers will
only account for about 3 percent of the revenue.”