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January 3, 2007

Market analyst predicts enterprise Linux surge

Filed under: linux — tuxicity @ 5:10 am

Nearly half the world’s large businesses will use Linux on desktops or in servers by the end of 2011, Saugatuck Technology predicts. “The data are especially impressive when looking at the expected growth in the number of companies moving beyond ‘proof of concept’ by the end of the decade,” the analyst firm said.

By year-end 2009, approximately 25 percent of “user enterprises” can be expected to be running mission-critical business application workloads on Linux environments — up from about 18 percent by year-end 2007, according to researchers Bruce Guptill and Bill McNee.

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