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ZDNet: Server Growth Beats Analyst Forecast

Nov 26, 2003, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"The server market grew faster than expected in the third quarter, logging a 2 percent increase, to $10.8 billion, on sales of lower-end systems, research firm IDC announced Wednesday...

"Another third-quarter bright spot was sales of servers using the Linux operating system, which rose to $743 million in the quarter, a 49.8 percent increase over the year-earlier period and the sixth consecutive quarter of growth.

"'Linux has been growing and growing and growing, both in revenues and units, rather consistently,' said Jean Bozman, an IDC research vice president. Despite SCO Group's legal attacks on the open-source operating system, 'It looks like people are just buying them anyway... This is accelerating,' Bozman said..."

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