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Linux Operating System Market to Reach USD 22.15 Billion by 2029; Rising Adoption of Hybrid Cloud-Computing Systems to Propel Growth

May 13, 2022 | Information & Technology

The Linux operating system market size was USD 5.33 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow from USD 6.27 billion in 2022 to USD 22.15 billion by 2029 at a CAGR of 19.8% during the 2022-2029 period. Fortune Business Insights™ publishes this information in its report titled, "Linux Operating System Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Distribution (Virtual Machines, Servers, and Desktops), By End-use (Commercial/Enterprise and Individual), and Regional Forecast, 2022-2029."

According to the researchers, the Linux operating system is expected to be highly adopted by various end-use industries due to its advanced features and essential properties. The key market players focus on adopting several strategies to improve their business performance during the forecast period.

Rising Demand for Open-Source Systems Amid Pandemic to Bolster Market Growth

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic hampered the Linux operating system market growth due to the decline in end-users' spending on data center infrastructure. However, the open-source software demand increased due to its ease of availability during the pandemic. The employees adopted these systems to access digital workplace solutions such as chat applications and video conferencing platforms. The increasing demand for virtual platforms is anticipated to fuel the market growth during the pandemic period.  

Elementary Inc. Introduces New OS with Advanced Features

Elementary Inc. introduced a new OS 6.1 in the global market. The updated OS version is built by assessing bugs from the previous version and addressing the user feedback regarding compatibility and advanced features. The OS ensures office productivity with expanding compatibility with a wide range of hardware. The free download option on the official website is beneficial for the organization as it helps track progress.

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Rising Demand for Hybrid Cloud Systems to Bolster Market Growth

The Linux OS is feasible, compatible, and open-source. The embedded systems and servers are developed using open-source operating systems to ensure cost savings. Also, increasing cloud computing technology and hybrid systems adoption is expected to drive the market during the forecast period. Leading companies use these OS from several end-use industries due to their advanced features and favorable properties. These factors are anticipated to ensure the global market growth in the coming years.

Leading Companies to Provide Advanced Services and Propel Growth

The prominent market players operating in the Linux operating system industry focus on implementing advanced strategies to augment growth. Leading companies such as Elementary Inc. have adopted recent technologies to develop new feasible platforms for users from several industries. Also, the key market players consider forming strategic alliances, acquisitions, mergers, partnerships, and collaborations. These strategies allow companies to expand their business reach and improve their portfolio.        

Notable Industry Development

  • December 2021– Elementary Inc. launched OS 6.1 with new features and fixes from the previous version. The new version includes a Windows switcher, confirmation dialog for deleting in calendar, ctrl+click links, and emails to visit or send new messages.

List of Key Players Covered in the Report:

  • Amazon Web Services, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Canonical Ltd. (U.K.)

  • IBM Corporation (U.S.)

  • Oracle Corporation (U.S.)

  • ClearCenter (U.S.)

  • Debian Project (U.S.)

  • Elementary, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Slackware Linux Project (U.S.)

  • Zorin Group (Ireland)

  • MontaVista Software, LLC (U.S.)

  • Plesk International GmbH (Canada)

  • SUSE Group (Germany)

Further Report Findings

North America holds the highest global Linux operating system market share and is anticipated to continue its dominance during the projected period. The region stood at USD 1.91 billion in 2021. Rising cloud and data center deployment in the region is projected to drive the regional market.

The market is bifurcated into commercial/enterprise and individual based on the end-user. Commercial and enterprise users are anticipated to hold the leading market position due to increasing adoption of cloud-based and hybrid OS.   

Table of Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



Value (USD billion)


By Distribution, End-use, Region

By Distribution

  • Virtual Machines

  • Servers

  • Desktops

By End-use

  • Commercial/Enterprise

  • Individual

By Region

  • North America (By Distribution, By End-use, By Country)

    • U.S. (By Distribution)

    • Canada (By Distribution)

  • Europe (By Distribution, By End-use, By Country)

    • Germany (By Distribution)

    • U.K. (By Distribution)

    • France (By Distribution)

    • Italy (By Distribution)

    • Netherland (By Distribution)

    • Spain (By Distribution)

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific (By Distribution, By End-use, By Country)

    • China (By Distribution)

    • Japan (By Distribution)

    • India (By Distribution)

    • South Korea (By Distribution)

    • Australia (By Distribution)

    • Singapore (By Distribution)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Middle East & Africa (By Distribution, By End-use, By Country)

    • South Africa (By Distribution)

    • GCC (By Distribution)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America (By Distribution, By End-use, By Country)

    • Brazil (By Distribution)

    • Mexico (By Distribution)

    • Rest of Latin America

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