ABI Research believes that by 2013, nearly 20% of mid- or high-end mobile devices will use a Linux operating system.
x86 servers saw their revenue market share grow from 45.9% in Q4 2006 to 49% in Q4 2007, according to IDC. Sales of Windows and Linux grew 12.8% and 8% respectively. While Unix performance remained strong, growing revenue by 3.1% annually, it is Windows that is now the clear market share leader with 35.7% or the total EMEA revenue. Both z/OS and i5/OS saw their revenue decrease by 9.1% and 3.9% respectively. Blades growth continued unabated with sales going up 55% annually and approaching the half-billion dollar mark. Pedestal servers are the single most important segment with 50.2% of the total revenue in Q4 2007, despite negative annual revenue growth.
Microsoft Windows servers showed positive growth as revenues grew 6.9% and unit shipments grew 9.8% YTY, according to IDC. Quarterly revenue of $5.7 bln for Microsoft Windows servers set an all-time high for a single quarter and represented the single largest revenue segment in the server market with 36.6% of overall quarterly factory revenue. Unix servers experienced 1.5% revenue growth YTY when compared with Q4 2006. Worldwide Unix revenues were $5.2 bln for the quarter, representing 33.3% of quarterly server spending and reflecting continued IT investment in this server market segment, with particular strength in the midrange enterprise segment of the Unix market which comprises 53.8% of all Unix spending. Linux server revenue reached $2.0 bln for the first time in any single quarter on 11.6% YTY growth. Linux servers now represent 12.7% of all server revenue, up more than 1 point over Q4 2006.
Nokia remained global market leader, shipping 60.5 mln smart phones. By OS provider, Symbian leads on 67% share, followed by Microsoft on 13%, with RIM on 10%. Symbian leads with 65% share, ahead of Microsoft on 12%, RIM on 11%, Apple on 7%, and Linux at 5%, according to Canalys. By region, Symbian led in APAC and EMEA with 85% and 80% shares respectively, while in North America RIM was the clear leader on 42%, ahead of Apple on 27% and Microsoft at 21%.
|Research In Motion||5,800||15.9||3,192||9.7||81.7|
|Mac OS X||4,720||12.9||1,104||3.4||327.5|
|Microsoft Windows Mobile||4,053||11.1||4,180||12.8||-3.0|
NetCraft published their findings on Web server market between September 2000 and December 2007. Y-axis represent the number of server installations.
Bill Gates mentioned that the company has sold more than 100 mln licenses of Windows Vista between November 2006 and December 2007. In October 2006 Microsoft claimed that it had shipped 88 mln copies of the OS.
According to Access Markets International, Japan MBs have are ready to embark on the deployment of open-source server databases. Linux and open-source middleware is used by 18% and 12%, respectively, of Japan-based MBs. Such figures are comparable with their US counterparts and higher than MBs in France and the U.K. However, in terms of the usage of the open-source server database such as My SQL, Japanese MBs are lowest in the developed world, at 5%, as compared to an adoption rate of between 13% and 40% among advanced markets in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region outside of Japan.
Net Applications report on operating system market shares based on Internet visits puts Windows XP at 78.37%, followed by Windows Vista with 9.19%. The long tail of the OSs used while accessing the Web features Apple iPhone at 0.09%, PlayStation 3, Sony PSP and Nintendo Wii at 0.01% each.
|OS market share in November 2007|
|Pike v7.6 release 92||0.01%|
|Source: Net Applications|
According to NetApplications, Windows XP remains the dominant operating system in the world in September 2007, followed by Windows Vista with 7.38% and Mac OS with 3.38%.