Linux in the mainstream

Join this webinar with Al Gillen from IDC as he reviews the role of Linux® in the mainstream and projects the evolution of Linux.


Linux has transitioned from upstart challenger to mainstream competitor, and in the process has revolutionized the information technology industry. As part of that transformation, Linux is 1 of 2 major operating systems that will be the foundation of future compute deployments, both in-house and in public shared environments.

Equally important, the workload mix for Linux has gone mainstream, and, today, Linux supports the most business-critical workloads, as well as its traditional infrastructure-oriented deployments.

Join IDC’s Al Gillen to learn how Linux has transformed the mainstream and to see where it’s headed next.


Date: May 2, 2013

  • 16:00 UTC | 12:00 pm (New York) / 6:00 pm (Paris) / 9:30 pm (Mumbai)
Length: 01:00
Language: English


Al Gillen program vice president, System Software, IDC
Mark Coggin senior director, product marketing, Red Hat

About Al Gillen: As program vice president of System Software, Al Gillen is responsible for IDC's operating systems and cloud and virtualization system software research, across both client and server on a worldwide basis. His coverage area includes in-depth analysis on operating system adoption and deployments as well as oversight for research on server virtualization software, cloud system software, and client virtualization software. Gillen has over 30 years of computer industry experience.. His research at IDC has included annual market share studies for operating system platforms, participation in special studies focusing on the total cost of ownership for Linux, Windows, and Unix systems in both client and server configurations, business value studies for virtualization software, server platform migration, Linux adoption, and the use of system software as part of cloud computing deployments
About Mark Coggin:

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