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Upside: Linux in the market limelight

Say what you will about the socialist undertones of the
open source/free software movement, but it was the market side of
Linux that drew the most attention this week.

“Less than a week after some financial observers predicted a
“Linux bounce” in the wake of Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson’s April
3 ruling against Microsoft, publicly owned Linux companies were, in
fact, leading the Nasdaq retreat….”

“More than 40 percent of all spending on Linux servers is for
Internet-related applications,” said Michelle Bailey, research
manager for IDC. “Linux servers are now embedded in the Internet
infrastructure and are strong competition for NT and Unix entry
servers.”

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