InfoWorld: Linux takes the operating system scene by storm

“Two years ago, Linux was a technology with a following only
among those living on the fringes of the development community;
last year the operating system rocketed into the consciousness of
mainstream development and user communities alike…”

“Linux has become very interesting to a lot of people,” says Dan
Kuznetsky, program director for operating environments and
serverware at International Data Corp. (IDC), a market research
company in Framingham, Mass. “We have seen stock prices shoot
through the roof. Studies we’ve done show that once [users] do use
it, they like it.”