IDC Says Linux Will Pass Mac OS Market Share By 2005, Possibly End Of 2003

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In an article about iSync at ZDNet, we noticed a quote from IDC concerning Appleis market share. While the overall point of the article was to deal with iSync and Microsoftis own data syncing efforts, the battle for market share also entered the story. Appleis slipping market share was mentioned, along with the supporting quote from IDC that we think you will find interesting. From ZDNet:

IDC estimates that the market share for Mac OS dropped to 3.1 percent in 2001 from 4.6 percent two years earlier. Windows, in contrast, has more than 90 percent market share.

"Certainly by...2005, possibly by the end of 2003, Linux will pass Mac OS as the No. 2 operating environment," said IDC analyst Dan Kusnetzky.

You can find the full article at ZDNetis Web site.

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