Business is starting to like OS X

Jupiter Research reports that 17% of medium businesses (250+ employees) and 21% of large businesses (10,000+ employees) use Mac OS X on the desktop, while 9% of medium and 14% of large businesses use it as a server. It seems to be mainly taking away marketshare from UNIX (and Linux I guess) and somewhat from Windows.

[via Macworld]

I expect this trend will accelerate with the release of OS X 10.5 Leopard and Intel-based Macs, especially if Linux / Windows can be run on those, as a sort of compatibility layer for “legacy” apps.