Linux server revenues up 6.1% in Q2 2006

After fifteen consecutive quarters of double-digit, YTY revenue growth, worldwide spending on Linux server moderated significantly in Q2 2006, growing 6.1% to $1.5 bln when compared with Q2 2005. Linux servers now represent 12.0% of all server revenue, up slightly from Q2 2005. Linux server shipments grew 9.7% with the volume server segment representing the majority of both revenue and units, IDC says.