"Linux adoption in the Asia-Pacific region has grown
significantly in the last year, with 15 percent of the region's
companies having servers that run on Linux, according to a Gartner
Inc. survey of 850 corporations in Asia.
The number of current Linux users has been growing rapidly. In
September, about 13 percent of companies in Asia were Linux users,
compared to about only 6 percent to 7 percent one year ago, said
Phil Sargeant, Sydney-based research director for servers and
storage at Gartner.
Continued Linux growth in the region will depend on the types of
applications that are made available for the Linux platform,
Sargeant said. As more "sizable software organizations are putting
their weight behind Linux, with more applications for Linux," there
might be greater Linux adoption, he said."