Windows and Linux Servers Grow at Unix's Expense

Thursday Aug 26th 2010 by Staff

In the second quarter, Windows server hardware revenue grew 6.7 percent, and Linux server revenue jumped 30.1 percent year-over-year.

NetworkWorld: According to the latest report from market research firm IDC, demand for Windows and Linux servers surged in the second quarter of 2010. Windows still dominates with a 46.5 percent market share. Windows server revenue grew 6.7 percent, and unit shipments increased 28.2 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

While they account for a smaller 16.8 percent of the market, Linux server shipments also increased significantly. Revenue increased 30.1 percent to hit $1.8 billion for the quarter.

By contrast, Unix server sales during the quarter decreased.

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