"European shipments of servers for corporate networks and the
Internet grew by four percent in the third quarter, bouncing back
after two quarters of declines, research firm Gartner Dataquest
said on Thursday."
"The number of servers sold rose to 267,000 from 256,000,
showing demand was only now rebounding after sluggish investments
in the first half-year when corporate customers were taking a
breather after heavy spending ahead of the millennium change,
analyst Karen Benson said...."
"These servers run on software such as Linux, Sun Solaris or
other Unix operating systems. They are mostly used to host Internet
applications, as they tend to be more reliable and easier to link
up with other servers."