Big business go big on Linux
Oct 13, 2010, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"I know Linux is continuing to play a larger and larger
role in big business, but it's always nice to see hard, cold proof
that this is true. The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization
dedicated to accelerating Linux's growth, published "Linux Adoption
Trends: A Survey of Enterprise End Users." This report shows that
Linux is continuing to grab market share from Unix and Windows and
it's doing it more mission critical applications.
"Admittedly, the 1,900 people surveyed were both from The Linux
Foundation's Enterprise End User Council as well as other companies
and government organizations, but I feel the results still were
valid. And, unlike similar surveys, sponsored by proprietary
software companies where you have to dig to find out who paid for
the research and who's actually being surveyed, the Linux
Foundation comes right out and tells you"