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Q3 2005 marked the tenth consecutive quarter of growth for the global server market. The largest server vendors - IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Dell - claimed the lion's share of revenue increases, leaving moderate gains or declines to the rest of the market. Growth of the Linux server sales continued to outpace Windows systems.
According to IDC's quarterly server report, the global server market still is on a healthy track, with factory revenues climbing 8.1 percent year over year to $12.5 billion in the third quarter of 2005. The most successful server segment continues to be volume servers, which gained 14.8 percent in sales increases over Q3 2004. Revenue for midrange enterprise servers grew 3.8 percent year over year, but high-end enterprise server market showed a 1.2 percent decline for the same time frame.