Tuesday, May 31, 2005

CRN | Breaking News | Windows Servers Gain Traction Over Unix

CRN | Breaking News | Windows Servers Gain Traction Over Unix: "Bozman noted that the Linux server business is growing more rapidly than either Windows or Unix, but the fact that its starting installed base was so low that she can't project out far enough to see Linux overtaking either Windows or Unix. IDC said that Linux servers logged year-over-year revenue growth of 35.2 percent and a 31.1 percent gain in shipments. It was the 11th consecutive quarter of double digit growth for the open source software.
'I don't believe Linux can overtake either Windows or Unix,' Bozman said. Linux revenues for the quarter totaled $1.2 billion as Linux servers carved out a strong position in data centers. Hewlett-Packard held onto its first place position in the Linux server market with 27.7 percent revenue market share ahead of IBM, which was second with 19.8 percent share of the open source market. "
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