DigiTimes is reporting numbers from IDC which show that Apple posted impressive 73% on-quarter growth in server shipments in the first quarter of 2007, moving into 10th place among server brands. Apple shipped 8700 units overall, with the gains attributed to the fifth generation Xserve "adopting Intel Dual Core Xeon processors (Woodcrest)." Since the Xserve are now able to run Linux on a par with other machines, it would be interesting to know how many of these machines are running Linux instead of OS X Server (the report did not say). In any case, Apple is presumably happy either way.
[via Macworld UK]