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Business 2.0: Moving Up the Stack

Apr 08, 2005, 21:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erick Schonfeld)

"The open-source Linux operating system now runs on about a quarter of all computer servers. That's remarkable penetration in a very short time. Does it mean we'll start seeing Linux desktop PCs catching on, as many people in the tech world keep hoping? Maybe that will happen in China and Brazil, or in low-cost environments like call centers. But the question of how much market share Linux on desktops will gain over the next few years isn't the one to be asking right now and misses the more dramatic shift in the software business..."

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