Linux server shipments up 20.5% in Q3 2005, revenues up 34.3%

Linux servers posted their 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, with YTY revenue growth of 34.3% and unit shipments up 20.5% in Q3 2005. Microsoft Windows servers continued to show strong growth, as revenues grew 17.7% and unit shipments grew 15.3% YTY. Unix servers experienced a 0.4% decline in factory revenue YTY, while unit shipments declined 13.7% when compared with Q3 2004, IDC said.