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Computing.UK: The Rise and Rise of the Linux Empire

Sep 13, 2002, 01:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)


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"It looks as though the battle for the server market is being won by Linux. It was reported recently that most Wall Street trading operations are converting to the open source operating system.

"This may not sound important but, for those like me who keep an eye on the markets, it is relevant. Some IT market sectors are strong technology validators and lead the way in adoption. Wall Street traders make up such a sector.

"The irresistible rise of Linux has been interesting to watch. At Bloor Research we began tracking it in 1996, when a researcher we met from Edinburgh University remarked that Linux was spreading like a virus among students..."

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