IDC: Linux-Related Spending Could Top $49B by 2011

“Let there be no further doubt: Linux is becoming big business.
According to a new report from analyst firm IDC and sponsored by
the Linux Foundation, hardware and software spending related to the
open source OS hit $21 billion during 2007.

“The researcher’s findings further indicate that by 2011, Linux
ecosystem spending will grow even larger, to $49 billion…”