Sales of Linux Servers Up

Sales of network servers running the open-source Linux operating system are topped $1 billion last fiscal quarter, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), a market research and analysis firm.

More than 9% of the servers sold worldwide during the third quarter run Linux, this is up 42.6%, while the entire server market grew by only 5.5% over last year. This is the ninth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth for Linux servers.

Dave’s Opinion
I’m not surprised that Linux servers are surpassing Windows servers, in terms of relative popularity. I rarely meet competent IT professionals with broad experience who prefer Windows servers over Linux. Interestingly, I’ll be building two new Linux servers, this weekend. One will be an in-place system upgrade, and the other server will replace a Windows-based network.

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About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.