The numbers, released Tuesday, show the continuation of a trend
toward servers based on commodity, or "x86," microprocessors from
Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. They often run the freely
distributed Linux operating system.
High-end servers based on non-x86 chips that run the Unix operating
system saw shipments fall 5.3 percent with just a 0.5 percent increase
in revenue, Hewitt said.
"The replacement at the low end of this market with Linux servers
and declines at the high end of the market are the reasons for
these results," he (Jeffrey Hewitt) said.
Believe it or not, Windows is not even mentioned in this report.