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Linux Worldwide Market Strategies, Forecasts To 2003

  • ID: 34151
  • Report
  • January 1998
  • Region: Global
  • 220 pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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Linux represents a stable, full function operating system alternative to NT. Linux has an installed base of 17 million in 1998, estimated to climb to 100 million by 2003, much of that in China and Asia. Linux now dominates Internet e-mail server applications. It is poised to participate in distributed transaction processing markets. Value chain and supply chain applications promise to enhance the usefulness of Linux. By extending the reach of the system, market participants leverage the effectiveness of it.

Companies do not sell Linux, they sell solutions that are based on Linux. By going up the value chain, market participants enhance the usefulness and value of Linux. By extending the reach of the system, the market participants leverage the effectiveness of it.

Linux is an Open Source, Stable Operating System with the following properties:

- Multi-processor system
- User interfaces intuitive
- Enterprise support offered
- Internet applications
- Known and reliable
- Scalable system delivered
- Advanced multiuser system
- Multi-tasking system
- Intel PC operation
- Worldwide Internet
- Co-developed programming
- Workstation or server

This report addresses the following questions:

- What is driving Linux markets?
- What are trends in Linux ?
- How do companies position?
- Which partner strategies work?
- How do partnerships work?
- What strategic alliances work?
- What are Linux directions?

Following is a list of the companies profiled in this report:

- Applix
- BEA Systems
- Caldera Systems
- Compaq
- Computer Assoicates
- Collective Technologies
- Corel Corporation
- Cygnus Solutions
- Debian
- Dell Computer
- Empress
- Global Knowledge
- Hewlett Packard
- IBM / MQSeries
- KDE Information
- Lineo
- Linuxcare
- Lynx Real-Time
- Mandrake
- Motorola
- Object Share
- Precision Insight
- QNX Software
- Red Hat Software
- SAP
- SuSE
- TurboLinux
- VA Linux
- Unify
- White Pine

This report consists of over 220 pages and includes 55 tables and figures.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. LINUX MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET OPPORTUNITY

Linux Definition / Positioning

Licensing / Development Effort

Linux Advantages Over NT

Platforms / Applications

Stability / Limitations

Linux Electronic Commerce

User Interface Issues

Internet Service Provider

2. LINUX MARKET FORECASTS AND MARKETING STRATEGIES

Market driving forces

Advantages of open source

Internet markets

Market participants

Market forecasts

Linux applications

E-mail servers

Distributed transaction servers

High performance researh

Single purpose existing systems

Communicaitons servers

Telecommunicaitons servers

Office applicaitons

Industry segments

Portals

Distributed transaction servers

Linux services and support

International

Suse Europe

Red Hat Europe

TurboLinux Asia Pacific

Installation and setup

Embedded systems

3. LINUX MARKET DYNAMICS AND PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Supplier Role in Linux Continued Development

BEA

Caldera

Caldera Systems Targets Embedded Market

Internet Solutions

Caldera Systems / Sun

ChiliSoft

Compaq

Computer Associates

Unicenter TNG Framework

Corel

Cygnus Solutions

Debian

Dell Computers

Emrpess Software

Global Knowledge

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard / Red Hat

Hewlett Packard / Precision Insight

IBM

Partnership

Red Hat / Caldera

TurboLinux / Customer Support

Response to Competition

Speech Recognition Technology

Intel / Mandrake / Motorola

Object Share / VisualWorks,

Precision Insight

Red Hat

E-Commerce Server

Portal / Pricing

Training and Certification

Silicon Graphics

Sun Microsystems

SuSe / TurboLinux

White Pine

4. MOVE TO OPEN SYSTEMS SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY

Reasons for Open Systems

Impact of The Internet

Internet Transformation of Competitive Landscape

Open Source Changes

Internet Development

Open Source Software

Open Source Alternatives

Proprietary Software

Operating System Kernel

Benefits of Linux

Obstacles to Market Acceptance

Desk Top Environments

Lines of Code

Cross Platform Issues

Workstation Supercluster System

Operating Systems Kernel

Red Hat Linux Components

Tools / Core / Extreme Linux

Linux Boot Process

5. LINUX COMPANY PROFILES

6. LINUX AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES

Value-Added Resellers 1

Red Hat Strategy

Agents / Web / Alliances

Red Hat /Computer Associates

Cisco Systems / Red Hat

Custom operating systems

Value of applications

IBM Linux positioning

BEA Linux positioning

Applix And Caldera Systems

Empress Software and Lynx Real-Time Systems

Debian Partners 1

Corel and the K Desktop
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