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

Dec 14, 2000, 14:42 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"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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