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September 12, 2008

Linux Growing Faster Than Ever

by @ 9:07 am. Filed under General Linux, Linux migrations, Linux News

Linux is continuing to grow with much momentum. One of the reasons that this is the case is because non-technical users who don’t want to learn Linux can use it without having to learn it. In other words, Linux has become much more intuitive and user-friendly. Especially distributions like Ubuntu and OpenSUSE. Plus, it’s just better than everything else. *wink*


“47% of respondents said they would use or evaluate Linux in the coming year, with lower cost as the primary driver. But the largest percentage said they had no further plans to migrate from Unix to Linux, indicating that future Linux growth would be at the expense of other platforms. In response to a different question, 23% said that whenever possible they would migrate from Windows to Linux, and another 16% said that to avoid a Windows upgrade, they would migrate to Linux. Also expanding Linux use in the data center is a sharp projected upswing in use for its built-in virtualization. Although Red Hat and SUSE Xen-based virtualization tally only about 2.5% apiece of deployments currently, respondents’ projections for the technology climb steeply to 10% for Red Hat and 5% for SUSE over the next year.”

Take a look at “Is Linux growing at Windows’ or Unix’s expense?.”

2 Responses to “Linux Growing Faster Than Ever”

  1. musida Says:

    Congratulation for Linux and Linuxers, keep struggling to be the leading OS and defeating Windows…

  2. Arianna Says:

    Muy interesante la exposición, pero quisiera saber en que ciudad fue aplicada esa encuesta y cual fue la población utilizada, ya que estoy desarrollando un proyecto de investigación y esta información le daría fuerza teórica a mi estudio.?

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