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CNET News.com: Linux catching up to Windows in server market

Feb 28, 2001, 21:07 (80 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to S.Ramaswamy for this link. ]

"Microsoft still holds the lion's share of the server operating system market, but Linux shipments grew slightly faster than Windows did last year, according to a new report."

"Microsoft's Windows held 41 percent of the server OS market in 2000, up from 38 percent in 1999, according Dan Kusnetzky, an analyst at market researcher IDC."

"Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has acknowledged that Linux has become its No. 1 threat, and the IDC numbers underscore that position. Although the figures show that Windows shipments increased 20 percent, Linux outpaced it with a 24 percent increase."

"Linux grabbed 27 percent market share in 2000, up from 25 percent the previous year. In 1999, Linux also was the fastest-growing server operating system."

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