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Industry research company IDC predicts that enough companies will see the benefits of a Linux desktop to increase paid shipments of the operating system from 3.4 million clients worldwide in 2002 to more than 10 million by 2007, giving Linux a small but respectable 6 percent of the desktop market.
Linux captured the No. 2 spot as desktop operating system in 2003, says IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky. IDC sees Linux maintaining that No. 2 position and growing ever so slightly but not becoming a dominant force or even a major force.