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AsiaBizTech: Linux Seen Winning Nearly 8 Percent of Japan's Server OS Market in 2000

Oct 30, 2000, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"International Data Corp. Japan (IDC Japan) released its year-2000 Japanese market forecast for server operating systems on Oct. 26. The company estimates that a total of 531,300 server OS licenses will be shipped in Japan this year, representing an increase of 26.9 percent over 1999."

"Broken down by type, shipments of the Linux operating system are expected to jump 144.4 percent to 41,200 units. This 2.4-fold burst in growth will propel Linux to a 7.8 percent share of the overall server OS market in 2000, compared to a 4.0 percent share the previous year, IDC Japan said."

"Windows NT shipments are expected to decline 5.1 percent to 323,600 units, while shipments of Windows 2000, which just debuted in February, are forecast to total 97,100 units. In terms of market share, Windows NT is expected to hold 60.9 percent and Windows 2000 another 18.3 percent of the market. However, considering that Windows NT held an 81.3 percent share in 1999, IDC Japan forecasts that the overall Windows hold on the server OS market will contract by 2.1 percentage points this year."

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