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Linux Takes Lead in IoT Market Keeping 80% Market Share

As new technology which includes the Folk Fest  Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud have spread, open supply operating gadget (OS) “Linux” is destroying the stronghold of Microsoft OS “Windows.”

According to Korea IDC on July three, Linux had the maximum share of the X86 server marketplace with 50.4 percentage for the first time final yr, surpassing Windows with a 49.4 percentage proportion. It method Linux has proven a strong presence in the x86 server OS marketplace, a core server in cloud computing, as nicely.

In specific, Linux wields a strong have an effect on in the IoT ecosystem as Windows did within the non-public laptop marketplace before. According to a survey performed through Eclipse, an open source software developer, Linux OS became the dominant OS for IoT gadgets, walking on extra than eighty percent of them, remaining 12 months. Jang Seung-Han, the senior manager at Wind River Korea, said, “In the beyond, industrial devices didn’t need to have OS because they only required easy sensors. But, increasingly more business gadgets at the moment are prepared with OS as they have a network feature, and the statistics motion, along with connectivity with servers, is turning into an increasing number of critical. Especially, the embedded Linux, which is easy to access from all industries and more lower priced, performs an essential position inside the IoT market.” Samsung Electronics’ IoT OS “Tizen” is likewise based totally on the Linux kernel.

In this regard, some experts say that Windows is dropping competition in the marketplace due to the fact it’s far much less bendy and like-minded than Linux below diverse IT environments. Kim Ho-Joong, director at Red Hat Korea, stated, “Recently, Linux and Mac OS are gaining floor inside the non-public PC quarter, however, Windows continues to be dominant. In SDDC, which runs all infra functions only with an x86 server, however, Linux has the satisfactory in shape because of its excessive flexibility and it’s far increasing ground from the server market to the visualization and IoT sectors.”

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As the PC market is inside the doldrums and gadgets are extra diverse, Linux has proven greater dominance than Windows. Google Android OS, a cellular OS based totally on the Linux kernel, is already controlling the cellular ecosystem at the side of Apple iOS.

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Meanwhile, the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) said Linux had a zero.58 share inside the home personal computer OS market final year, up most effective 0.Eleven percent from 12 months ago. However, Windows nonetheless has absolute have an effect on in the PC OS market with a 96.99 percent market share, down zero.Seventy-nine percent from a yr earlier. The government advanced Hamonic OS, that is the first Linux primarily based OS for not unusual use in 2014, with a goal to escape from Windows monopoly, however, it resulted in failure. According to the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA), handiest 1,528 public computer systems were prepared with Hamonic OS as of final 12 months.