Linux had a banner year in 2012

12/28/2012 | PCWorld

The slow adoption of Windows 8 is giving Linux distributions, especially Ubuntu 12.10, an opportunity to shine, Katherine Noyes writes. The fact that more hardware firms are offering preloaded Linux options is also helping the platform's adoption rate. Meanwhile, Red Hat reached $1 billion in revenue this year, making it the first open-source software company to achieve that milestone.

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