Al, that 75 percent figure for 2011 is quite impressive. It's odd, though that kit would go down to 69 percent afterward.
I read recently that Ethernet is proliferating in China these days. One interesting application is that rock stars -- including Paul McCartney -- are using Ethernet to run sound from the stage to the control board.
Interesting report, and in line with some of the stories I've written as well about this growing adoption. I didn't realize it was growing at such a fast pace, though! It makes sense and certainly should improve the productivity of these networks.
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. Design News will delve into this territory with next week's Continuing Education Class titled, “Introduction to Linux Device Drivers.”
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