"Use of the Linux operating system for servers will grow by 57
percent per year in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) to be
worth $US470 million by 2004, according to a report released Monday
by market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC)."
"Internet infrastructure expansion and the dot-com boom have
been primarily responsible for driving the demand for Linux servers
in the region, according to IDC. Growing penetration in the
education segment, strong government support to the open source
movement -- particularly in Korea and China -- and a large
installed base of Unix users are some of the other factors
catalyzing the Linux demand in Asia/Pacific, IDC said."
"Despite the slowdown caused by the dot-com stock market
correction, demand for Linux servers will remain strong due to the
large Internet infrastructure build-out potential of the
traditional brick and mortar businesses, the growing penetration of
Linux in the important SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)
segment, and the strong demand for appliance servers, IDC
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