IDC report about Linux distributions

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at
Sat Dec 10 06:05:51 GMT 2005

In this online article  about Mandriva:

we can find this quote:
"...referring to a recent IDC report showing Mandriva as the No.
3-ranked distributor of Linux worldwide, behind Red Hat and SUSE with
between 6 million and 8 million users, according to the CRN story."

So I guess Ubuntu is at least 4th in the world according to that report :)

I suspect this is the IDC report that the article refers to:
" Worldwide Linux Operating Environments 2005-2009 Forecast and
Analysis: Product Transitions Continue"

But I don't have the $4,500 to buy it and read it myself...

Daniel Robitaille

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