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The first quarter was not an easy one for the server business, according to IDC, and analysts say that 2012 is shaping up to be an interesting one. Modular servers – including traditional blades and density-optimized servers aimed at hyperscale web operators and supercomputer installations – are where the action is. IDC tracks …

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Shortlived dominance

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Windows machines broke through the 50 per cent of worldwide server revenue barrier, with sales rising 1.3 per cent to $5.9bn. That Windows server sales are growing much more slowly than Linux is interesting, but IDC did not explain why.

Enjoy it while you can Microsoft. The mess that is Server 2012 will go a long way to making sure that your lead is short lived. Well that and the 29% (or thereabouts) price hike you are giving us the the UK.

Put the two together and it does not take a genius to predict the future... down.

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Re: Shortlived dominance

These figures are also pretty relative. IDC examines the revenue/sales numbers only (if you can take their word). What about all those cases when OS is installed later? At least IDC's numbers do not correlate very well with those of web servers according to both netcraft and w3tech.

I wouldn't be very surprised if IDC merely takes the figures "from the customers" just like it did when calculating TCO for different OS's in Russian schools. The figures were ... a bit ludicrous.

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Re: Shortlived dominance

The vast majority of servers in the x86 market don't come with an os pre installed. It seems to me that Linux is making gains at the expense of proprietary Unix, rather than Wi does.

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