Well, oldman, one of our resident trolls, provoked me into finding some data on unit shipments of GNU/Linux servers. I cannot afford to buy one of IDC’s reports but I found these details from it on the web:
|IDC â€“ 2010 Servers (000)||growth (%)|
|Units Shipped||Installed Base|
Notice that the rate of growth of GNU/Linux is nearly double that of that other OS and at that rate, GNU/Linux could “catch up” in installed base by 2022 or so. It could be much sooner if the number of Wintel clients continues to stagnate and GNU/Linux becomes more popular on the desktop as Canonical predicts.