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Linux DevCenter: Windows Steals Top Server OS Spot From Unix : But Hold Up...

Mar 10, 2006, 00:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by M. David Peterson)

"Microsoft's Windows edged out Unix in 2005 as the best-selling server operating system, research firm IDC said Wednesday, marking the first time Unix hasn't held the top spot in more than a decade.

"Okay, but by how much?

"Windows servers accounted for $17.7 billion in revenues last year, the Framingham, Mass.-based research company said, while Unix-powered servers took in $17.5 billion.

"Okay, so by $200 million then..."

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