Linux has 25% share in servers, 2.8% in desktops

According to a survey by research company IDC, Linux has now grabbed 25% of the market for new operating systems in servers since its introduction in the early 1990s, compared with Microsoft at 50%. IDC says that just 2.

According to a survey by research company IDC, Linux has now grabbed 25% of the market for new operating systems in servers since its introduction in the early 1990s, compared with Microsoft at 50%. IDC says that just 2.8% of the personal computers sold in 2002 ran Linux, just behind Apple.