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Linux and Windows iron power Q3 server revenues

Dec 03, 2010, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

"The server market got a first opinion about its health from Gartner earlier this week, and now, IDC dons the white coat and snaps on the rubber gloves to give the third quarter server racket a full checkup and a second opinion.

"By IDC's count, server peddlers moved $11.81bn in machinery in the third quarter, a 13.2 per cent increase over the year-ago period. IDC did not provide an overall shipment number for the server space in Q3 (as it never does), but did say that shipments rose by 13.1 per cent.

"Unlike Gartner, which looks at the overall market by vendor and then breaks it down into x64 and RISC/Itanium categories in the data it discloses to the public, IDC breaks server sales into categories ranked by price band and primary operating system on the box."

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