The Australian: Linux use surges as Compaq offers help

“THE Linux operating system is being used by almost 50 per cent
of all Compaq’s server customers, according to internal company

“The switch to Linux – revealed as arch-rival Microsoft prepares
to launch Windows 2000 on February 17 – has emerged in the past six

Compaq service director Pathy Pathmanaban confirmed that 45
per cent of all customers had now either deployed Linux or used the
operating system for a pilot project.