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vnunet: Demand for Linux Servers Reaches Record Levels

"Global demand for Linux servers reached record levels in the last quarter of 2005 to account for $1.6bn in quarterly revenue, the 14th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, IDC reported today.

"The analyst firm's latest Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker noted that the stellar market performance of Linux servers was marked by year-over-year revenue growth of 20.8 per cent..."

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CNET News: Windows Bumps Unix as Top Server OS

"Windows narrowly bumped Unix in 2005 to claim the top spot in server sales for the first time, according to a new report from IDC.

"Computer makers sold $17.7 billion worth of Windows servers worldwide in 2005 compared with $17.5 billion in Unix servers, IDC analyst Matthew Eastwood said of the firm's latest Server Tracker market share report. 'It's the first time Unix was not top overall since before the Tracker started in 1996...'"

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