OS based on Linux and Mac OS is the fastest growing subsegment and segment the client OS. while Microsoft maintains its leading position in the OS market as a whole, with 78.6 percent market share.
"Generally, the client OS and server OS surpass grew 9.3 percent in 2010, while the server OS segment grew 5.7 percent," said Matthew Cheung, principal research analyst at Gartner, as reported by PCR Online, Sunday (5/1/2011).
Among the client OS, Mac OS is the fastest growing subsegment in 2010 as large as a desktop unit shipments Mac / laptop devices is strong. However, the Windows OS is still the largest client segment, with high single-digit growth, primarily driven by the adoption of Windows 7 and the end of Windows XP licenses that will soon be finished.
"In the market for server OS, Linux (server) is a subsegment with the fastest growth in 2010 as the end user to adopt a more open system. In OS Unix market, IBM AIX experience high single-digit growth, but Unix generally experienced low or negative growth, "said Alan Dayley, vice president at Gartner.