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Linux at 25% of Server OS Market - Is Redmond Hearing Footsteps?
Linux has now grabbed 25% of the server operating system market share, passing Novell and knocking on Windows's door.

using linux as a server  out but end up using only one. In addition, Linux users sometimes buy the server product but use it as a workstation. Nevertheless, the total revenue stream for Linux-based systems remains tiny compared with other server operating systems. IDC estimates worldwide Linux revenue, covering all clients and servers combined, at a mere $63 million for 1999. Looking forward, IDC still expects that Windows 2000, not Linux, will be the dominant server operating system by 2003. On the desktop, the Windows 9x line

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