An Ovum market research report suggests that those looking to get rich off Linux had best focus on the server. The market for Linux products and services (not including hardware) came in at $2.4 billion in 2007, according to the firm, but should hit $7.7 billion by 2012.
That's a nice bump, 81 percent of which will be services, with a corresponding 81 percent stemming from the server, not desktop. (Mobile/embedded was not included in the report.)
It does call into question, however, whether Canonical/Ubuntu's focus on the desktop is misplaced, at least from a financial perspective. Is Red Hat right to single out the server for its plans?… Read more