InfoWorld: IDC: Linux likely to lead OS growth through 2003

“Growth in commercial shipments of the Linux operating system
will outpace other client or server operating environments through
2003, according to market researcher International Data Corp.
(IDC), which for the first time has removed the increasingly
popular Linux from the “other” category in its OS reporting.”

“Linux commercial shipments will grow at a compound annual rate
of 25 percent from this year through 2003, compared to 10 percent
for all other client operating environments IDC tracks, and 12
percent for all other server operating environments combined, IDC
said Wednesday. The market researcher has prepared its first-ever
Linux forecast in a new bulletin, “Linux Operating System Market

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