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"The semi-annual JPR Workstation Report found that 830 million workstations were shipped in the first half of 2004. Out of that number, PC-derived workstations accounted for approximately 92 percent of units and 84 percent of revenue."
The 8% of units sold that were not PC-based adds up to over 66 million proprietary Unix workstations sold just in the first half of 2004.
And yet you claim: "Apple sold more Unix systems last year than all the other Unix vendors put together."
"In the PC-derived workstation segment, Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) had a 45 percent market share, followed by HP (NYSE: HPQ) at 26 percent, IBM at 12 percent and Sun at six percent."
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Do you really believe that the number of workstations is 10x the number of PCs? You have a number that's clearly bogus. For example, when I used to teach...
In "terms of sheer numbers," Apple, with it's less than four million machines sold a year, is as much a niche player in the Unix world as it is when compared to Windows sales.
Sun has 6% of the PC-derived workstation market, and the PC-derived workstations are 92% of the total.
92% of 830 million = 66.4 million
6% of 66.4 million = 3.98 million PC-derived workstation sales for Sun
Sun already sold more units than Apple without adding in its Sparc-based workstation sales, and all of them were real Unix workstation sales, not toys like iMacs, eMacs, and Mac Minis.