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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RE[2]: OSX UNIX
by saynte on Fri 4th Mar 2011 09:35 UTC in reply to "RE: OSX UNIX"
saynte
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2007-12-10

Mac OS X is a server operating system, it is used and shipped on Apple's Xserve rack-units.

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RE[3]: OSX UNIX
by lemur2 on Fri 4th Mar 2011 09:51 in reply to "RE[2]: OSX UNIX"
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2007-02-17

Mac OS X is a server operating system, it is used and shipped on Apple's Xserve rack-units.


... which have such a small share they make impact on the numbers.

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RE[4]: OSX UNIX
by saynte on Fri 4th Mar 2011 11:42 in reply to "RE[3]: OSX UNIX"
saynte Member since:
2007-12-10

But of course that has nothing to do whether OS X is a server operating system, it can well-handle the tasks that would be delegated to a server. It even had some rack-hardware produced by Apple, for a time.

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RE[4]: OSX UNIX
by kaiwai on Sun 6th Mar 2011 00:10 in reply to "RE[3]: OSX UNIX"
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2005-07-06

"Mac OS X is a server operating system, it is used and shipped on Apple's Xserve rack-units.


... which have such a small share they make impact on the numbers.
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But this will change with the shipping of Lion given they no longer differentiate between server and desktop by having two distinct products. With that change in how their products are lined up will raise the question whether the way server shipments by way of operating system is particularly reliable given that what ships doesn't necessarily point to the said device being used as an actual server or an actual desktop - case in point, a Mac Pro can be a desktop but in the future when Lion ships it can be a server with the appropriate packages added after its shipped.

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