ZDNet: Rx for Linux: Part 1–Measurements and Markets

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“Here’s my premise: from about 1997 to late 2002 Linux growth
looked unstoppable. The mainstream press rejoiced over the myth of
Linus, IBM bet the software business on taking over Linux, and
serious people predicted that it would gain significant market
share over Microsoft in both the server and the desktop

“Since then Linux has continued to grow–but the oomph has gone
and gains are being made the old fashioned way: by hard work.
Linspire’s recent announcements are encouraging but things like the
potential 300,000 unit install in Indiana are just that, potential
and, meanwhile, the much hyped Munich transition is in deep


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