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[News] More New Evidence of GNU/Linux Desktop Growth Sparks Optimism

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Linux in Trying Times: Growth Predictions Start to Materialize

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| Depending on extraneous factors, one or two hundred dollars might not be a 
| substantial enough difference to opt for a Linux machine, especially if 
| you've never used Linux before. Even if half of those sales that make up the 
| 61% revenue increase are attributable solely to a lower price point, it means 
| the other half were spurred by something else.    
| Personally, I paid for the convenience and powerful hardware. The fact that 
| the software platform onboard was free and could do everything I needed 
| reliably and quickly? That's not without value. This is 
| where "cost-effective" steals the limelight from merely "inexpensive," and 
| where open source has the real edge.    



System76: Ubuntu PC Maker’s Revenue Up 61 Percent

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| The New York Times recently reported that Canonical’s annual revenue was
| about $30 million. That’s impressive for an open source company. But
| remember: Red Hat generates more than $650 million in annual revenue. And Red
| Hat’s revenue grew more than $130 million in 2009 — meaning that Red Hat is
| pulling away from Canonical even as Canonical continues to grow.


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| Red Hat’s shares soared 17.3%, or $2.60, to $17.60 at the close on Thursday.
| Its shares have jumped 33.4% since the beginning of the year.


Red Hat returns to the Linux desktop

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| Does this mean that Red Hat will be getting back into the Linux desktop
| business? That's the question I posed to Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, in a
| phone call after the Red Hat/KVM press conference, and he told me that, "Yes.
| Red Hat will indeed be pushing the Linux desktop again."

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