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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I believe it
by Don T. Bothers on Fri 26th Oct 2007 06:48 UTC
Don T. Bothers
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2006-03-15

Windows is a "business appliance", it is not a "true" OS like Unix, Linux, and the BSDs are. If you want to build solutions from scratch, from innovative network technologies to filers and routers, you use Unix, BSD, or Linux. Unfortunately, what the world mostly needs are business appliances to run their spreadsheets, word processing, ERP, groupware, POS, etc. And in this regard, Windows is king and it will continue its marketshare growth. I've been in this industry for too long and I know what solutions Windows specifically solves and why business loves it.

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