Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 05:26 UTC
Windows Windows narrowly bumped Unix in 2005 to claim the top spot in server sales for the first time, according to a new report from IDC. Computer makers sold $17.7 billion worth of Windows servers worldwide in 2005 compared with $17.5 billion in Unix servers, IDC analyst Matthew Eastwood said of the firm's latest Server Tracker market share report.
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RE: sales vs install
by Soulbender on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 09:03 UTC in reply to "sales vs install"
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"all this stat says is how many companies would rather pay for an os instead of getting it for free or at very reduced prices. "

No it doesnt. It only says something about how many companies pays for "Unix". It says nothing about how this relates to getting "unix" for free.

"I guess the adage stands "vote with your wallet"."

If 90% of the computers in the world used Linux, MS could still be the company that *sells* the most of their server OS. Even if they only sold to %5 of the remaining users.

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