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Linux popularity rises as enterprises conquer 'irrational fears', claims SUSE

ComputerWorldUK - UK businesses have conquered their "irrational fears" of Linux and the majority now depend on it for some part of their mainstream business applications, a survey of 200 IT executives has found.

The survey was carried out on behalf of Linux stalwart SUSE, so it was hardly going to report poor uptake or interest but the central findings are nevertheless plausible.

More than two decades after its first appearance, an impressive 83 percent of respondents said their organisations were using Linux in their server installations, with 40 percent as the primary server OS.