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Linux in the Mainstream: Business-Critical Workloads Quickly Becoming the Norm
Commercial Linux has become a key platform for workloads across many industries. In fact, when measured on the basis of percentage growth of new subscriptions and when measured on revenue growth, Linux is the fastest-growing operating system.
This IDC whitepaper explores the growth of Linux as a server operating system and how deployment form factors have changed over time. This report considers both workload data and the ecosystem that has grown up to support the opportunity for Linux deployments, including application software, application development and deployment software, and infrastructure software.