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Old 08-31-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Official Word: Growth of Frugal Linux.


Switching to Linux picks up steam. Here is the official word on that.
A very interesting article. However, it also indicates that MS has caught a huge part of the marketshare with several satisfied customers and will hold this atleast for the next decade.

http://tinyurl.com/53zax

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Old 09-01-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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Er, how is that "official word" on Linux picking up steam?

It's just a report from one research company's survey. The popularity of Linux and open source has been growing since the beginning: the steadily increasing amount of panic and FUD on behalf of Microsoft, the Apache webserver gaining the largest percentage of market share, the gradual adoption of Linux by businesses and governments, the selling of inexpensive Linux boxes by Wal-Mart, the switching from expensive mainframes to inexpensive Linux clusters by researchers like NASA and CG studios for Hollywood, major players like IBM and HP publicly backing Linux, etc. I don't think anyone can really predict when, if ever, Linux will dominate in the consumer market, but it already dominates in some other markets.
 
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And the official word is this: "ACE" - that is the end of this public announcement.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:41 PM   #4
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Er, how is that "official word" on Linux picking up steam?

It's just a report from one research company's survey.

There are several Distros and Versions for Linux. Different users for different Distros. There is no one such official Linux Company that exists covering all Distros.

cnetnews.com reports very relevant/quality info. in IT/PC field.

Hence, this is as official as it gets for Linux.

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