Linux growth is 50% year over year

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    Linux server platforms posted a 49.8% growth in factory revenues, year-over-year, while unit shipments grew 51.4% year-over-year. "Linux servers generated $743 million in the quarter, demonstrating their traction in the worldwide server marketplace as they take on more and different types of workloads from other types of servers," said Jean S. Bozman, research vice president in IDC's worldwide server group. "Linux servers have demonstrated six consecutive quarters of year-on-year revenue growth, proving that they are not a flash-in-the-pan technology and that they are meeting real-world computing requirements in HPC and commercial deployments."

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    We've all heard this before. Years ago in the dark ages, UNIX and all it's siblings were supposed to be the biggest killer app and the end-all, be-all OS. We're still waiting. [​IMG]
     
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    60-70% of all the business computing in the fortune 500 is done on UNIX systems, most notably the Solaris OS from Sun Microsystems, and followed not so closely by IBM's AIX, and HP-UX.

    Linux is growing fast, and it is getting more and more like the mature UNIX OS's Sun and IBM are heavily into the Linux movement, although IBM is only into their own proprietary illegal version of Linux, rather than keeping the open source spirit that it was created with.

    I am now writing this post from Sun Microsystems' Java Desktop System 2003 running the SuSE 2.4.19 kernel. It is very solid, it has actually never crashed on me, and works seamlessly with other apps. It comes bundled with Mozilla, Evolution, and Star Office 7 (A killer Office Suite for 15% the cost of Office from the Evil Empire)

    All on a Gnome 2.4 desktop with a Sun created skin called Blueprint that looks frighteningly similar to Windows 2000. That makes retraining your employees easier when you toss their Microsoft desktop in favor of one that is 100 times more secure, and much more network friendly. And set up to run Open source, Open Standards Java and Web based apps, rather than the usual proprietary garbage from Microsoft. Sun will eventually propagate this desktop to all their OS offerings to make the User interface the same whether you are running Linux or Solaris, both Sparc and X86 versions.
     

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