Study: Red Hat still holds huge Linux lead


Author: JT Smith

Red Hat has more of the Linux market than its next five competitors combined, but those competitors all are increasing their share faster, a study has found. Red Hat shipped 48 percent of the copies of Linux that were sold in 1999, according to market research firm International Data Corp. But while that market grew 89 percent from 1998 to 1999, Red Hat’s share of the market grew only 69 percent, said IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky. CNet’s story.


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