Computing.UK: The Rise and Rise of the Linux Empire

“It looks as though the battle for the server market is being
won by Linux. It was reported recently that most Wall Street
trading operations are converting to the open source operating

“This may not sound important but, for those like me who keep an
eye on the markets, it is relevant. Some IT market sectors are
strong technology validators and lead the way in adoption. Wall
Street traders make up such a sector.

“The irresistible rise of Linux has been interesting to watch.
At Bloor Research we began tracking it in 1996, when a researcher
we met from Edinburgh University remarked that Linux was spreading
like a virus among students…”


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