According to IDC, the Linux installed base, currently at 3.5 million units, will climb to 8.6 million server units alone by 2005. By contrast, Unix will drop from 2.61 million units to 2.53 million units. But Windows will still lead the way with an installed base of 8.6 million units in 2002 and 13.84 million server units in 2005. […] How far Linux climbs in the OS market remains to be seen. “In five to 10 years, Unix will be overtaken by it. Whether [or not] we will get by Windows, we’ll get close,” deVisser said. Read the report at InfoWorld. As for the LinuxWorld, ZDNews has an interesting all-around article.