Linux Popularity Spurs Server Growth

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2004-12-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Research company IDC said last week that Linux server customer revenue will reach $9.1 billion in 2008.

Research company IDC said last week that Linux server customer revenue will reach $9.1 billion in 2008, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of 22.8 percent. That compares with a 3.8 percent growth rate for the worldwide server market overall.

IDC forecasts Linux server shipments will be 25.7 percent of worldwide server shipments in 2008, up from 15.6 percent of worldwide server shipments in 2003.

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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