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Linux Revenues Rise as UNIX and Windows Servers Fall in 3Q13

Some of the biggest declines during the quarter were felt in the Unix server space, which has now hit all-time lows. According to IDC, Unix server revenues for 3Q13 fell to $1.3 billion, for a 31.3 percent year-over-year decline.

IDC also saw softness in Microsoft’s Windows Server, with revenue of $6.1 billion, down by 1.3 percent on a year-over-year basis. In contrast, IDC is seeing continued growth from Linux, with revenue coming in at 3.4 billion for a 5.6 percent gain.