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[News] GNU/Linux Gaining at Windows' Expense Even Where It's Scarce (Taiwan)

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Linux to Command 12.5% Share of Taiwan`s Server Market by End of 2009

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| Noteworthy is that Window`s penetration rate in Taiwan`s server market for 
| this year is down from last year`s 81.52% and 2005`s 84.58%, while that of 
| Linux moves upward from 2005`s 7.75%. Last year, 44% and 34% of Taiwan`s 
| public research labs and schools, respectively, preferred Linux as the two 
| most acceptable segments, according to DGBAS.     
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