Thursday, May 10, 2018

Red Hat Enterprise Linux keeps growing

Red Hat announced this week that its Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the Linux operating system leader. While that alone is magnificent, there's more in the original article than it seems.

The fastest growing operating system vendor

The stats below released by IDC in May 2018 show 14.5% increase in 5 year, making RH the fastest growing operating system vendor.
Worldwide Operating Systems and Subsystems CAGR by Vendor, 2012-2017
Source: https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-linux-operating-system-leader

Strong Growth in the installation base

A growth in the installation base was also highlighted, making RH now side by side with Apple in OS installation base. That's fantastic!
Worldwide Operating Systems and Subsystems 2017 Share Snapshot
Source: https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-linux-operating-system-leader


Still according to IDC,  Red Hat “remains a leading innovator of new Linux operating system technologies, as well as complementary technologies such as middleware, virtualization, and PaaS.”

Try Fedora

If you want to try all that innovation (and who knows, support the open source project), take a look at the Fedora distribution. It's one of the most cutting-edge distros and incubator for Red Hat Linux.

References

https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-linux-operating-system-leader