Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Jun 2006 21:32 UTC, submitted by Ricus
Internet & Networking Microsoft continues to gain share in the web server market, chipping away at Apache's commanding lead. The number of hostnames on Windows servers grew by 4.5 million, giving Microsoft 29.7% market share, a gain of 4.25% for the month. Apache had a decline of 429K hostnames, and loses 3.5% to 61.25%. Apache's lead over Microsoft, which stood at 48.2% in March, has been narrowed to 31.5%, a shift of 16.7% in just three months.
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RE[5]: god
by UglyKidBill on Thu 8th Jun 2006 00:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: god"
UglyKidBill
Member since:
2005-07-27

>> Web users don't care what servers they're connecting to

well, yeah, but...
what if the web server "surprisingly" begins to "care" about what the users are using as browser or OS? Remember Opera users being fed broken code from msn.com (IIRC) ? (just to mention one thing that doesn't even need a dominant market position)

I am not saying such thing *will* happen,
but can we just remain confident it will not?
Can we frankly believe that IIS leading this market would be a benefit for everyone?

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RE[6]: god
by slate on Thu 8th Jun 2006 02:25 in reply to "RE[5]: god"
slate Member since:
2006-04-04

well, yeah, but...
what if the web server "surprisingly" begins to "care" about what the users are using as browser or OS? Remember Opera users being fed broken code from msn.com (IIRC) ? (just to mention one thing that doesn't even need a dominant market position)


If the server becomes sentient and begins to "care" then you have more interesting things on your plate.


I am not saying such thing *will* happen,
but can we just remain confident it will not?


I remain confident that my web server won't be "caring"

Can we frankly believe that IIS leading this market would be a benefit for everyone?

I don't care how "everyone" is benefitting from their own server decisions. I care about benefitting from the server decisions I make for my organization.

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RE[7]: god
by andrewg on Thu 8th Jun 2006 10:01 in reply to "RE[6]: god"
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't care how "everyone" is benefitting from their own server decisions. I care about benefitting from the server decisions I make for my organization.

Unfortunately you and your organization is not an island. The choices you have whether they be web server, operating system, application software is at least dependant on the decisions of the market.

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