Behind the IDC data: Windows still No. 1 in server operating systems. International Data Corp. released its fourth-quarter global server data
on February 25, listing the top providers of server hardware. But what about on the software front?
According to IDC’s data, Windows is still the dominant player. The fourth quarter 2009 was more robust than the third, in terms of total revenues and units. Windows’ share of the total stayed constant unit-wise, yet declined, dollar-wise, when compared to the previous calendar quarter.