"Embedded devices and appliances will accelerate the growth
of Linux within Western Europe, according to the latest figures
from research group IDC, which tips Germany and the Nordic
countries for greatest adoption."
"Clients will have many forms and shapes and we believe smart
handheld and devices and cable TV devices will be the major areas
of growth for Linux in Western Europe," says director of IDC's
European Unix, client server and workstation research, Kirsten
"Although Linux is seeing ongoing growth as a desktop and server
operating system in Europe, says Ludvigsen, its development in this
area is being stifled."