LinuxInsider: Linux Ecosystem Revenue to Near $50 Billion by 2011

Walaika Haskins writes about the IDC report announced at the LF’s Collab Summit earlier this week.

“Linux has a bright future in the business world, according to an IDC white paper sponsored by the Linux Foundation and released Tuesday. By 2011, expenditures on Linux-based hardware, software and related services will reach US$49 billion, more than double 2007’s figure of $21 billion, according to the study’s authors. The growth, they said, will be driven by enterprise deployments.”