M$ vs Linux Growth: 18% vs 93%

There have been some reports in the recent press about Linux starting to lose ground to Microsoft. Not being an analyst or general believer of analyst’s statistics I rather discounted these articles altogether.

If one is prepared to look beyond the PR spin and hyperbole, it seems there is a rather different story emerging from the front…

… That was two years ago. Red Hat reported revenues of $57.5 million for the quarter ending February 28, 2005. For the same quarter this year, Red Hat revenues were $111.1 million, an increase of more than 93%. Not bad for a firm which business has lost interest in, eh? By the way, comparing the quarter ending December 31, 2004, and the same quarter two years later, in 2006, Microsoft’s revenue increased only 18 percent. I guess that company can’t find even the low-hanging stuff.

An excellent review of what is really happening. Cool…

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