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Computerworld.NZ: IBM Claims Linux Growing Apace

Apr 23, 2003, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Evans)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"IBM claims its Linux business is growing at 65% a year, close to double the Linux adoption rate it says is estimated by market researcher IDC.

"The head of IBM's Linux software business, Scott Handy, told an audience at the company's Developerworks event in New Orleans that the growth is partly a result of hitting a market 'sweet spot.' But Handy also puts it down to greater availability of Linux applications and the willingness of small- and medium-sized organisations to adopt them.

"Handy's sweet spot is situated between Linux reliability and Intel processor price-performance. That translates into greater Linux scalability, shown at Developer-works in a demonstration of DB2 running on a 40-node Linux cluster..."

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