Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Oct 2007 05:34 UTC, submitted by WillM
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Experts say that migrations from Unix to Linux have slowed down because all the low-hanging fruit has now been picked. Linux growth in the U.S. x86 server market has, over the past six quarters, started to falter and reverse its positive course relative to Windows Server and the market as a whole." More here.
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RE: Sales based figures!
by jmansion on Fri 26th Oct 2007 11:17 UTC in reply to "Sales based figures!"
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If you think 'ISP' means 'enterprise', then I think you are mistaken, big time. An ISP is a very network-centric environment. Its much more important to look at what's running payroll, accounts, stock management and the like. Its easy for tech geeks to focus on web edge things and to some extent file sharing, but manufacturing (such as we have in this country now), distribution and big service industry *core* systems are much more important overall.

I suspect that MS couldn't care less how many shoestring ISP operations run on Linux or FreeBSD, so long as lots of SAP systems get deployed on SQLServer and Exchange gets deployed.

And you know what? They're right.

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