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Sun managed to claw its way to the top of the US server market last year, while IBM was still number one worldwide, according to a survey by IDC.

Total worldwide server sales in 2000 grew six per cent to $60.2 billion. IBM kept 23 per cent of revenue, while Sun grabbed 17 per cent - compared to 13 per cent in 1999. Sun reckoned it was the fastest growing server vendor last year, with sales rising 42 per cent.

Compaq managed to net 16.5 per cent of the market - up on the previous year's 15 per cent, and HP kept hold of its 15 per cent.

In Q4 overall sales grew 14 per cent to $16.7 billion. IBM had 27 per cent of the market, Compaq and Sun had 16 per cent each, and HP came fourth with 14 per cent.

Sales for servers running Linux jumped 132 per cent in 2000 to $1.7 billion, while NT revenue saw a 31 per cent rise to $13.9 billion. Unix sales grew 14 per cent to $29 billion for 2000. ®

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