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Market Share Analysis: Operating System Software, Worldwide, 2012

Published: 20 May 2013

ID: G00250564

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung


The operating system software market declined 1% in 2012 to $32 billion, which is the first decline since the financial crisis in 2008. The consumers' buying behavior shift to mobile computing devices has impacted sales in the PC and client OS segments.

Table Of Contents

Market Share Data

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • Microsoft Sustained With Windows (Server) Business
  • IBM Grew Modestly and Benefited From AIX
  • HP Continued to Lose Revenue
  • Red Hat Climbed to Fourth Place
  • Oracle Had Mixed OS Performance

Other Notable Vendors

  • Fujitsu and NEC
  • OS Product Map

Mergers and Acquisitions

Recommended Reading

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