Windows Now Top Server OS

    February 22, 2006

Slashdot reports that in 2005 Windows edged out Unix for the first time ever as the top server operating system.

Manufacturers sold $17.7 billion of Windows servers while selling $17.5 billion of Unix servers. As reported by Cnet, this is the first time since IDC started tracking in 1996 that anyone has displaced Unix. Meanwhile, Linux server sales grew from $4.3 to $5.3 billion from 2004 to 2005.

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