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..."