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CNET News: Sales Increase for U.S. Linux Servers

Feb 11, 2003, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Fried)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Sales in the United States of servers running Linux nearly doubled in last year's fourth quarter from a year earlier, according to new statistics from market researcher Gartner Dataquest.

"Total Linux server revenue was $384.6 million in the fourth quarter, up 90 percent from the $202.2 million in the first quarter a year ago. By contrast, overall U.S. server revenue climbed just 5 percent in the fourth quarter compared with a year earlier.

"IBM was the chief beneficiary of Linux server revenue, taking in some $159.9 million in sales, up from $75.6 million a year earlier. Hewlett-Packard saw sales rise to $80.2 million, up 81 percent from $44.3 million a year earlier. Dell Computer's Linux server revenue grew nearly 66 percent, but fell behind HP, with fourth-quarter sales of $77.1 million, compared with $46.4 million a year earlier. Sun Microsystems, which started selling Linux servers just last year, took in $1.3 million in the fourth quarter, up from $912,500 in the third quarter..."

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