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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Comment by orestes
by orestes on Fri 4th Mar 2011 03:31 UTC
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This shouldn't really be surprising to anyone. UNIX vendors themselves have been increasingly supporting Linux based solutions at the low end and reserving the likes of AIX and Solaris to the bigger server installations. Sun was the only one of the major UNIX vendors to show even the slightest interest in the small business sector and even that was a cluster****.

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