The Register: Sun is top dog in Unix market – IDC

“Sun Microsystems is keeping ahead of its competitors in the
Unix server market according to the latest figures from market
analysts IDC. An IDC report on the server market, released today,
shows Sun is ahead of Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Compaq in terms of
both shipments and revenues.”

“Sun has 39 per cent of the Unix server market by revenue – with
HP, IBM and Compaq controlling 23 per cent, 16 per cent and nine
per cent of the market respectively. According to IDC’s third
quarter Server Tracker Report almost half the Unix servers shipped
came from Sun.”

“The figures also show Linux servers are becoming
increasingly popular. Revenues for this emerging operating
environment increased a whopping 178 per cent from the same period
last year.”


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