Linux server revenues grew 54.6% in Q2 2004

Spending on Linux servers grew in double digits for the eighth straight quarter in Q2, according to IDC. YTY revenue grew 48.

Spending on Linux servers grew in double digits for the eighth straight quarter in Q2, according to IDC. YTY revenue grew 48.9% and unit shipments were up more than 38%. QTQ revenue was down 8.1% and unit shipments down 8.4%. A recent survey of 195 North American chief information officers (CIOs) predicts that spending on IT goods, services and staff will grow 7% next year and continue at a similar pace through 2008. Forrester claims IT budgets will increase at a similar rate of 6.4%. Linux revenue grew 54.6% in Q2 2004 and unit shipments jumped more than 61% giving the OS 9.5% of the overall market share. Unix server revenue was up 1.8% quarterly, while Windows server revenue grew 13.2% and unit shipments up 25.3%.

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