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DOMAIN EXPERT ENGAGEMENTS

Number of executives repeatedly engaged by snail & email outreach*

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2178

Interactions with Platform & by Email *

INTERACTIONS

392

Unique # Participated *

PARTICIPANTS

65

Responses Validated *

VALIDATIONS

19

* Platform engagements are dynamic. Stats are published quarterly.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


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   Market Snapshots.....II-1
1$100
   Operating Systems: Multiple Participants – Few Winners.....II-2
Linux Operating System - An Introduction.....II-2
Linux-Based Servers – Principal Revenue Earners.....II-2
1$100
   Analysis by Product Category.....II-3
Servers Dominate Linux Revenues.....II-3
Packaged Software – Fastest Growing Category.....II-3
1$100
   How Free is Linux?.....II-4
Microsoft, Linux Battle in Emerging Markets.....II-4
Linux Dominates High-Performance Computers.....II-4
1$100
   Microsoft Counters Challenge from Linux with Windows Server HPC Edition.....II-5
High-End Linux Servers on the Rise.....II-5
Linux-Based Embedded OS Market on the Rise.....II-5
Microsoft Faces Threat from Low-Cost Linux-Based Desktop Systems in Asia.....II-5
Growing Linux Market to Benefit Other Companies.....II-5
Linux – Ideal for Education System.....II-5
1$100
   Software Companies Boost Linux Prospects in Asia.....II-6
Linux in SMEs Face Stiff Competition from Microsoft.....II-6
Pirated Windows Software Hampers Linux Growth.....II-6
1$100
   Linux Vendors Face Multiple Lawsuits.....II-7
SCO Targets Linux Vendors & Users for Breach of Intellectual Property Rights of UNIX
  Code.....II-7
Linux Vendors Offer Indemnification Protection Against Legal Implications of their
  Software.....II-7
1$100
   Implications of Lawsuits.....II-8
1$100
   The Price War.....II-9
Success of Linux OS – Blessing in Disguise for Windows?.....II-9
1$100
   Linux Growth – At the Cost of Unix.....II-10
Table 1: Worldwide Server Operating Systems (2003-2006): Percentage Share of Shipments for Windows, Linux, Unix, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-10
Linux Server Operating System Scores Over Windows.....II-10
1$300
   Hacker Attacks – A Perpetual Threat for Operating Systems.....II-11
Recovery Time.....II-11
Server Downtime Costs.....II-11
Table 2: Server Operating Systems in North America (2005): Average Recovery Time (In Hours) and Server Downtime Costs Per Hour (In US$ Billion) for Linux and Windows.....II-11
1$300
   Table 3: Server Operating Systems in North America (2005): Average Recovery Time of Servers for Linux and Windows – Breakdown by Application Servers, File Serves, Domain Controllers, Database Servers, Web Servers, and User Systems (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-12

Table 4: Server Operating Systems in North America (2005): Average Cost of Server Downtime Per Hour (In US$ Billion) for Linux and Windows – Breakdown by Application Servers, Database Servers, Domain Controllers, Web Servers, User Systems, and File Servers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-12
1$300
   Indemnification.....II-13
Microsoft Windows & Linux Face Challenges from Within.....II-13
Robust Development Tools Give an Edge to Microsoft.....II-13
Microsoft Fights Linux with Scaled-Down OS Version.....II-13
Applications – Chicken-and-Egg Problem for Linux.....II-13
1$100
   Open Source Software – An Overview.....II-14
GNU General Public License.....II-14
Advantages of Open Source Platform.....II-14
Factors Restraining Adoption of OSS.....II-14
1$100
   OSDL – A Global Consortium Dedicated to Promoting Open Source Software.....II-15
Debian Association Promotes Linux.....II-15
What is an Operating System?.....II-15
User Interface.....II-15
1$100
   Device Driver .....II-16
File System.....II-16
System Services.....II-16
Linux Operating System – A Conceptual Definition.....II-16
Principal Characteristics of Linux Operating System.....II-16
1$100
   Linux 2.6 Kernel.....II-17
Linux Distribution.....II-17
Key Benefits of Linux OS.....II-17
1$100
   Lower TCO Leads to Minimized Deployment Costs.....II-18
Easy Migration.....II-18
Enhanced Security Features.....II-18
Open Source Platform.....II-18
Support for Customized Applications.....II-18
1$100
   Factors Restraining Linux Adoption.....II-19
Classification of Linux Operating Systems by End-Use.....II-19
Servers .....II-19
Factors Driving Server Growth.....II-19
1$100
   Market Restraints.....II-20
Personal Computers.....II-20
Factors Favoring Adoption Of Linux Desktops.....II-20
Growing Linux Server Market.....II-20
Emergence of New Applications with Windows Interoperability Feature.....II-20
Declining PC Costs.....II-20
1$100
   Microsoft’s Saturating Desktop Market – Hope for Linux.....II-21
Growing Net Savvy Consumer Base to Aid Linux Growth.....II-21
Market Restraints.....II-21
Packaged Software.....II-21
Certification Programs.....II-21
1$100
   Novell Enhances Xgl Framework to Offer Advanced Graphics Functionality to Users
  .....II-22
Novell to Offer Comprehensive Linux Enterprise Server for SMBs .....II-22
Novell AppArmor Secures Linux Application Security .....II-22
Red Hat and HP Launch Open Source Blade Bundle .....II-22
Turbolinux Rolls Out Turbolinux FUJI Version 11 Operating System Platform .....II-22
1$100
   Red Flag, Haansoft, and Miracle Linux Release Asianux 2.0 OS .....II-23
Turbolinux Introduces New Linux IP Phone System for VoIP Environment .....II-23
Novell Unveils Latest SUSEฎ LINUX Professional 9.3 for Individuals .....II-23
Mandriva Launches Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005 .....II-23
Novell Launches Better Desktop Initiative .....II-23
1$100
   Turbolinux Rolls Out Linux-Based Turbolite 2005 for Used PCs .....II-24
Red Hat Launches Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.4 .....II-24
Novell Introduces Linux Small Business Suite 9 for Small Enterprises .....II-24
Red Hat Unveils New Security Certification Program.....II-24
Mandrakesoft Launches Latest Version of Mandrakelinux Clustering .....II-24
1$100
   MontaVista Software Introduces Pro 4.0 Embedded Linux Operating System .....II-25
VA Linux Launches SMTPGuard Anti-SPAM Software.....II-25
Mandrakesoft (Mandriva) Rolls Out Corporate Desktop & Corporate Server for Businesses
  .....II-25
VA Linux Introduces FlexPOP for Large Network Systems .....II-25
MontaVista and PalmSource Team Up to Develop Linux-Based Mobile Phones .....II-25
1$100
   AOpen Introduces Compact miniPC Based on Linux OS.....II-26
VA Linux Unveils VA Quest Failure Analysis Solution for Linux Kernel .....II-26
SGI Launches Linux-Based High-Performance Computer.....II-26
NEC Introduces New Version of Fault Tolerant Linux OS.....II-26
1$100
   Red Flag Launches New Red Flag Linux 4 Series for Enterprise Customers .....II-27
Lindows.com Unveils New LindowsOS 4.0 for Desktops.....II-27
1$100
   Red Flag, Haansoft & Miracle Linux to Establish a New Joint Venture Company .....II-28
Mandriva and HP in Partnership for Distribution Mandriva Linux Systems in Latin America
  .....II-28
University of Stirling Migrates to RHEL System .....II-28
Polycom Selects Red Hat Solutions to Accelerate Development of Product Lines.....II-28
1$100
   Red Hat and IBM Collaborate to Speed-Up Worldwide Linux Adoption .....II-29
Woodbine Selects Novell for Linux-Based Server & Desktop Management System.....II-29
Clara Online Selects VA Balance Solution from VA Linux .....II-29
Sumitomo Corporation Transfers VA Linux Shares to its Subsidiary, SCS.....II-29
VA Linux Forms Strategic Alliance with SWL to Develop & Promote OS Infrastructure
  .....II-29
1$100
   Turbolinux Unveils TurboLINKS Partner Program .....II-30
Mandrakesoft – Now Mandriva .....II-30
Turbolinux and CTO in Partnership to Provide Thin Client Solutions .....II-30
ICBC and Turbolinux in Agreement to Deploy Linux-Based OS in Banking Operations
  .....II-30
Turbolinux, HP, and ZTE in Agreement to Implement Linux in Chinese Telecom Industry
  .....II-30
1$100
   Red Hat and Fujitsu Collaborate for Porting Applications to RHEL-Based PRIMEQUEST
  Servers .....II-31
Novell Takes Over Immunix .....II-31
Turbolinux and Curl Team Up to Accelerate Adoption of Linux Desktop .....II-31
Gas Natural Group Selects RHEL to Replace Obsolete Platform .....II-31
IZN Selects RHN to Provide IT Services for Police Force .....II-31
1$100
   Novell and China Standard Software in Agreement to Promote Linux Adoption in China
  .....II-32
Mandriva Collaborates with Skype to Incorporate Voice- Calling Feature in 2006 Linux
  Operating System .....II-32
MontaVista Software Establishes New Representative Branch in Taiwan .....II-32
Mandriva Acquires Assets of Lycoris .....II-32
MontaVista Software Forms Partnership with Freescale .....II-32
1$100
   IBM to Invest US$100 Million to Expand Linux Support in Workplace Software Products
  .....II-33
Levanta Collaborates with NSTEK and Linuxkorea to Resell Intrepid M .....II-33
Sun Microsystems in Agreement with Indonesian Government to Provide JDS .....II-33
Fujitsu Limited and Novell Enter into Agreement to Provide Linux Technology.....II-33
1$100
   Novell Acquires SUSE LINUX .....II-34
Mandrakesoft Acquires Edge-IT Stock .....II-34
Red Flag & Opera Software in Partnership to Provide Linux-Based Internet Browsing
  Facility .....II-34
Mandrakesoft Bags French Ministry Contract for the Supply of Linux Servers .....II-34
Turbolinux Allies with Trend Micro to Provide Virus Protection for Linux Servers
  .....II-34
1$100
   Red Hat, Oracle Collaborate for LEAP Initiative .....II-35
HP Partners with Turbolinux to Sell Linux-Installed Desktops .....II-35
Turbolinux & China Ministry of Railways in Agreement to Provide Server Software
  .....II-35
Hinge/Viador in Partnership to Provide Linux-Based Business Intelligence Offering
  .....II-35
VA Linux Strengthens Consulting & Support Services for Linux Kernel .....II-35
1$100
   Red Flag in Strategic Alliance with HP to Promote Linux in China.....II-36
Novell Takes Over Ximian.....II-36
Red Flag Forms Strategic Alliance with Oracle China to Provide Linux in China .....II-36
SCO Group Selects Argo21 to Provide Support Services for SCO Linux 4.0 .....II-36
Caldera Renamed The SCO Group.....II-36
SRA Acquires Turbolinux Linux Software Business .....II-36
2$100
   Haansoft, Inc. (South Korea).....II-38
Mandriva (France).....II-38
MontaVista Software, Inc. (US).....II-38
Novell, Inc. (US).....II-38
1$100
   Red Flag Software Co., Ltd. (China).....II-39
Red Hat, Inc. (US).....II-39
1$100
   Turbolinux (Japan).....II-40
VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. (Japan).....II-40
1$100
   Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Linux Operating System by Product Category – Servers, Personal Computers, and Packaged Software Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41

Table 6: World 8-Year Perspective for Linux Operating System by Product Category – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for Servers, Personal Computers, and Packaged Software Markets for Years 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41
1$300
   Market Analysis.....III-1
Overview.....III-1
Select Key Players – An Overview.....III-1
MontaVista Software, Inc. .....III-1
Novell, Inc......III-1
1$75
   Red Hat, Inc......III-2
Recent Industry Activity .....III-2
3$225
   Product/Tool Launches.....III-5
3$225
   Market Analysis.....III-8
Overview.....III-8
Select Key Players – An Overview.....III-8
Turbolinux.....III-8
VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. .....III-8
1$75
   Recent Industry Activity .....III-93$225
   Product/Tool Launches.....III-12
1$75
   Market Analysis.....III-13
Overview.....III-13
Mandriva (France) – A Key Player.....III-13
Recent Industry Activity .....III-13
2$150
   Product/Tool Launches.....III-15
1$75
   Market Analysis.....III-16
Overview.....III-16
Asia – A New Battleground for Microsoft and Linux.....III-16
Low-Cost, Scaled-Down Version of Windows XP Counters Linux Growth.....III-16
1$75
   Asianux Promotes Linux Adoption.....III-17
Availability of Third-Party Applications to Drive Linux Growth.....III-17
Select Regional Markets.....III-17
China – A Regional Stronghold.....III-17
China Fights Software Piracy by Promoting Linux.....III-17
1$75
   Enterprises Adopt Linux to Control Operations.....III-18
Microsoft’s Monopolistic Image Benefits Linux.....III-18
SOE Market on the Rise.....III-18
India.....III-18
SMBs Embrace Linux-Based Servers.....III-18
1$75
   Oracle Boosts Linux Server Market in India.....III-19
Vendors Devise Strategies to Tap Growing SMB Market.....III-19
South Korea.....III-19
Select Regional Players – An Overview.....III-19
Haansoft, Inc. (South Korea).....III-19
Red Flag Software Co., Ltd. (China).....III-19
1$75
   Recent Industry Activity .....III-203$225
   Product/Tool Launches.....III-23
2$150
   Market Analysis.....III-25
Overview.....III-25
Recent Industry Activity .....III-25
1$75
    
 
 


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