" Market analysis firm IDC estimates that between 2008 and 2013
Linux revenue will deliver a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
no less than 16.9%.
""The economic downturn is impacting nearly every IT market
segment and has placed its mark on the Linux server operating
environment and client operating environment markets,”
revealed Al Gillen, program vice president, System Software at IDC.
“The long-term prognosis for Linux is good, but we see 2009
as a turning point for the nature of Linux adoption and deployment,
as customers rationalize through the new economic realities and
factor in other considerations such as the best way to use
virtualization software. In the end, the markets of tomorrow are
going to behave differently than the markets of the past."