Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 20:23 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Hardware, Embedded Systems IDC's newest survey of server vendors shows boxes running every kind of operating system -- except Unix -- sold more during the last three months of 2010. Sales of Linux servers rose 29 percent; Windows rose 16.8 percent, but most surprisingly, sales of mainframes shot up 69 percent " the highest growth rate IDC ever found on mainframes.
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Pinch of salt
by Vanders on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 23:33 UTC
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You have to take figures from the likes of IDC and Gartner with a pinch of salt, due to the methodology they use to track installed operating systems. Most users do not order their operating system pre-installed, but go for none at all and either install Linux or Windows from an existing VLK. Either way, people like IDC have no way to measure that.

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