The box counters at Gartner have released their statistics for the worldwide server market in the third quarter of 2008, and the numbers are not good. But if there is an upside as we deal with the economic meltdown, the numbers could have been worse. And maybe they will be in 2009. But let's deal with 2008. In the third quarter …
OK, a serious question.
It is not clear to me whether the 16.1 per cent drop in UNIX sales includes Linux: on page one is a paragraph mentioning Linux, on page three a paragraph mentioning UNIX.
How did sales of Linux boxes fare?
This is a serious question because AFAIK in the HPC/cluster market Linux leads sales over UNIX and Windows by a very large margin.