March 19, 2001

Linux makes inroads into corporations, barriers remain

Author: JT Smith

LinuxPlanet reports on a Linux-usage and brand awareness study by its corporate parent, Internet.com. Some findings: 39 percent of the respondents said they are using Linux, and another 31 percent are exploring Linux usage.
"Internet.com's survey also examined Linux vendors, and found that Red Hat is the most well known -- familiar
to 79 percent of the respondents and recognized as a major player in the Linux market by 55 percent of the
respondents. Even among non-Linux users, two-thirds have heard of Red Hat. However, the survey
shows that Linux vendors still face an upward climb among IT professionals: 35 percent of the respondents said
they didn't know who the major players in the Linux market were, while only 18 percent of respondents were
familiar with VA Linux as a Linux vendor ..." (VA Linux owns NewsForge.)

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