Microsoft Dominance Just Rolls On

By Deane Barker on October 9, 2003

Microsoft dominance of OS market grows, IDC study says: Everyone keeps saying that this or that will be “the thing that breaks the Microsoft monopoly.” They’ve been saying it about Linux for years, and I heard the same things about the Apple X-Serve. Sadly, none of that seems to be gaining traction. Windows Server 2003 installs seems to have actually gone up.

“Despite increasing pressure from Linux, Microsoft Corp. dominated the worldwide market in 2002 for operating systems used on servers and, less surprisingly, the OS market on the client side. […]

Microsoft’s Windows accounted for 55.1 percent of new shipments of server operating systems in 2002, up from 50.5 percent in 2001…”