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Old 08-19-2009, 01:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Linux vendor revenue $1 billion by 2012? Or is it $49 billion +?


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IDC is out with a new report (here's the abstract link) forecasting Linux revenue from 2009-2013. The part of the data that I find really surprising is the fact that Dragoon notes that according to IDC's forecast, Linux operating systems revenue will exceed $1 billion in 2012 and continue to grow to $1.2 billion in 2013. IDC is in the habit of forecasting big numbers for Linux. Let's take a trip down memory lane shall we? In 2007, IDC analyst Al Gillen (the same guy that wrote the current report), forecast that the Linux ecosystem would be worth $40 billion by 2010.

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