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quote China's Linux market revenue reached USD11.8 million in 2005, up 27.1% over 2004. 2005 saw a steady growth in the China Linux market, brought about mainly by the huge volume of government procurements and large-scale SCO Unix replacement by major banks and industrial projects such as Telecommunication and Internet cafes.
Along with the growing acceptance of Linux in the China market, IDC also noted that Linux servers were adopted for high-end, mission critical support applications in some industries and Linux desktops were able to withstand the compebreastion of pirated Windows to hold its market share. However, it will take some time before the Linux market in China can grow dramatically due to various factors that hinder market development, such as the shortage of talents, and users' comparatively low acceptance towards Linux.
According to IDC's latest research China Linux 2006-2010 Forecast and Analysis, China's Linux market will grow at a CAGR of 34.0% from 2006 to 2010, and reach USD 51.1 million by 2010" -quote
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quote March 1, 2006 Novell Claims China Linux Lead (Again) By Sean Michael Kerner Linux leadership in China is up for discussion again.
Novell is claiming again that it is the Linux leader in China. This time the data comes from China-based analyst firm CCID Consulting, which reported that Novell holds a 25.1 percent revenue share of the China Linux market.
Not to be outdone, Red Hat is also claiming strong growth in China.
Asian-based Linux distributions should not be counted out, either. Debian-based Sun Wah Linux claimed last October the largest Linux desktop rollout in China.
Turbolinux is also a player to be reckoned with as well. In a recent press release, Turbolinux cited 2004 IDC data that reportedly give them a nearly 25 percent market share of the Chinese desktop OS market. In April, they signed China's biggest bank representing over 100 million customers. -quote