""Linux remains in a two-horse race with Windows, but
we're finding Linux growing at two to three times the rate of
Windows," Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation's executive director,
told InternetNews.com. "We see this growth happening as a result of
three main factors: the economy, mobile computing and cloud
"The State of the Linux Union
"During this week's summit, Zemlin will deliver the keynote
address titled, "The State of the Linux Union," a key theme of
which will be the economy and the role that Linux can play in it.
And despite its moments of discord, Zemlin said the Linux community
still has much to crow about -- and much to look forward to.
""In tough times, Linux provides better value for the price,
period. History tells us this: Linux' most pivotal growth point to
date was during the 2001-2002 downturn," he said. "And, with the
increasing use of virtualization to cut costs, Linux is naturally
positioned to provide real value to users during the downturn and
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