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Watch out Red Hat, there's someone following you

http://www.itwire.com

Red Hat has just released some remarkable results for the first US quarter. In a couple of years, it might find such achievements a mite harder to come by if the views of those who participated in a survey about open source recently are valid.

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Linux Market to Triple by 2012

http://www.itjungle.com

Analyst firm Research and Markets has just put out a project on Linux-based server and client hardware sales, and is projecting that the market will more than triple between 2007 and 2012.

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

http://goodcomputing.blogspot.com

I recently came across some Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) information Microsoft has published on their website, showing how using Windows Server gives you a better Return On Investment (ROI) than Linux. Given the ubiquity of Microsoft Windows, you may think that what they have to say would hold a good deal of truth to it. I think the truth is a little closer to "Microsoft makes it as expensive as possible to break out of the lock-in their products create."

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Open source up 26% in the enterprise

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

More good news for the open source community just in: an analysis of its enterprise customers by OpenLogic found that for 2007 as a whole, the use of open source among enterprise customers is up 26% year-on-year. Enterprises on average used a whopping 94 different open source packages last year, compared to 75 in 2006…

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lies and statistics.

http://htmlfixit.com

Secunia have reported that more flaws were found in Redhat Linux (633) than in Windows (123), but even a blind man can see it is nowhere near a fair comparison.

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Open source funding plunged in Q4, FY07

http://blogs.the451group.com

“I believe last year was actually the peak year of open source fundraising… This year is down slightly, but not down in such a dramatic way to indicate anything else but a good appetite for funding of open source,” Matrix Partners general manager David Skok told LinuxInsider in late 2007.

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China smartphone sales up, but Linux loses share

http://www.linuxdevices.com

In China, the world's largest mobile phone market, smartphone sales for Q3 grew 11.3 percent quarter-over-quarter, reports CCID Consulting. However, Linux's share of the market declined, largely due to weakening volumes for Motorola smartphones, the Hong Kong-based market research firm reported.

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Fedora 8 sees strong adoption in first week

http://arstechnica.com

The latest version of Fedora—codenamed Werewolf—was released last week. According to statistics released this morning by Red Hat, Fedora 8 has been already been installed over 54,000 times in only four days.

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UK music store: DRM-free music outsells protected tunes four to one

http://arstechnica.com

DRM-free music sells at a much higher rate online than protected music, according to UK-based digital music store 7 Digital. In fact, customers buy it four times as often as they do DRMed music. As a result, almost 80 percent of the store's sales are of DRM-free content.

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In need of software reform

http://www.nuxified.org

There needs to be a reform in how software purchases are counted.

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Firefox takes the lead (on isoHunt)

http://isohunt.com

From September 18 to October 1 isoHunt's Google Analytics stats have just tipped over in favor of Firefox over Internet Explorer.

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More Linux users than Windows 98 users worldwide

http://www.w3counter.com

Check out the stats...Firefox right after IE 7 too...

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Created by snotbutter 6 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 47 weeks ago
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How many Linux desktop users are there?

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Desktop operating systems numbers, even when gathered by top research companies, such as IDG and Gartner, are often a bit fuzzy. When it comes to uncommon desktop operating systems, like Linux, the numbers often amount to little more than an educated guess. Now, a new open-source program, statix, promises to give accurate data on how many Linux desktops are actually in use.

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Created by Jimbob 6 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 50 weeks ago
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