ZDNet UK: Will the real Linux users please stand?
Aug 11, 2000, 15:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"That Linux has appeal among Internet service providers and
application hosting firms is a given. But just how much of a hold
Linux already has established among Fortune 500 companies continues
to be up for debate."
"If you believe Oracle, the self-proclaimed king of the
enterprise Linux realm, Linux is already well entrenched in
corporate America. But other Linux backers, such as IBM and VA
Linux Systems, are more conservative in their claims as to where
Linux is installed today -- and by whom -- and where it might be
"Linux is experiencing massive growth in the server sector. ...
Exactly where Linux is being installed is not quite as clear,
however. In an installation study on Linux in January, IDC found
that 42 percent of Linux systems were running as Web servers, and
24 percent as Web infrastructure (messaging, file and print,
cacheing and proxy serving) platforms. Only about ten percent of
Linux servers were running "enterprise-class" applications, such as
commercial databases, according to IDC."
- InfoWorld: IBM making Linux, server play(Aug 11, 2000)
- Upside: IBM still geeky inside(Aug 10, 2000)
- InfoWorld: IBM to bolster Linux strategy(Aug 09, 2000)
- Smart Partner: Oracle Goes Big, Real Big, Into Linux(Aug 10, 2000)
- InternetNews.com: Oracle Releases Enterprise Server(Aug 10, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Oracle makes Linux move(Aug 09, 2000)
- ServerWatch: IDC Report Paints Conflicted Picture of Server Market, Circa 2004(Jul 25, 2000)
- VNU Net: Microsoft still way ahead in OS market [IDC Study](Jul 19, 2000)
- ZDNet UK: Linux devices outbreak in Europe, predicts IDC(Jul 18, 2000)
- VNU Net: Linux applications market stuck, says IDC(Jul 15, 2000)