July 20, 2005

Linux Goes Global

(Editor's Note: Amazing that growth rate, especially since the MS purchased "study" featured in their BS-laden "Get the Facts" campaign claims business is not interested in Linux.) Although The fact that Linux is an international phenomenon isn't too surprising, since the kernel was invented by Finnish student Linus Torvalds at the University of Helsinki. But what began as a modest programming effort -- just a hobby, Torvalds once said -- has grown beyond the stage of a few maverick users thumbing their noses at Microsoft. In Asia, for example, shipments of Linux server licenses grew by 36% in 2004, while shipments of client licenses rose 49%, IDC says.

Link: Computer World

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