Matt Asay looks at market data from IDC
and worries about unpaid Linux deployments. "It gets better (or worse, depending on your view). If one adds in the RHEL clone CentOS and Red Hat's own community distribution Fedora Core, Red Hat and its offspring dominate the global Linux deployments market with 57.1 percent market share.
This might not be so bad, if the trend were toward more paid Linux adoption, but it's not. While paid Linux server deployments will grow at an impressive rate, nonpaid deployments will grow even faster, nearly reaching parity with paid deployments in 2013.
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