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Dell Is Top x86 Linux Shipper

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Dell was the top shipper of x86-based Linux servers during the second quarter of 2005, the PC maker said Friday, suggesting that entrenched vendors of the popular server are standing their ground against increased competition.

Meanwhile, the Round Rock, Texas-based company placed second behind HP in overall worldwide server shipments, according to a report by the research firm IDC.

In revenue terms, Dell placed fourth, just behind third-place Sun. IBM and HP took first and second place in revenue, respectively. IDC’s report is similar to a report released by Gartner in August (see IBM, HP Lead Q2 Server Market).

Dell’s success in a category of the server market—the company says this is the first quarter in which it topped x86 Linux shipments—reflects growth in two subsections of the server market.

Demand for x86-based servers, named after the type of chip they use, increased during the first quarter. Global revenue for x86 servers grew 15.1 percent from the same quarter in 2004 to $5.7 billion, while unit shipments grew 13 percent to 1.5 million servers worldwide.

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