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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"

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