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The Register: Linux Heats Up the Enterprise Apps Space

May 27, 2003, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fran Howarth)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"According to Scott Handy, director of IBM's Linux solutions marketing group, Linux has now matured sufficiently to be hailed as an 'industrial enterprise-class Internet server for web applications...'

"Handy says that this has happened in a remarkably short period of time: three years ago, Linux was 'only in the domain of the techies;' now it is being used to build powerful mission-critical applications.

"Apparently, Linux is the fastest growing of all operating systems, with a cumulative annual growth rate of 34 per cent. In so doing, it is taking away market share from both Windows and Unix. According to IBM, Microsoft will never again achieve the annual growth rate of 40 per cent for Windows that it previously enjoyed. But what about software and applications? Here, Linux is playing catch-up, with Linux software growing at an annual rate of 65 per cent..."

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For more information on developing Linux applications in the enterprise, be sure to attend next week's Enterprise Linux Forum in Santa Clara, California.

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