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: Okay...
by Karitku on Fri 26th Oct 2007 10:05 UTC in reply to "Okay..."
Karitku
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2006-01-12

"This doesn't mean as much as you'd think since it's nice and easy to remove Windows and install Linux, or a BSD, or Solaris or something."
Firstly very few business does this, if any. Don't mistake figures to consumer markets, this is purely business customers. And most business customers buy package deals, they have option to buy Linux with server. Maybe reason is like article says that business consumers aren't very pleased (or the lack knowledge) how to use Linux in other roles than just web server. Also your last claim might be true, but you fail to see that server markets are growing. Sameway Apple might increase there sale by 3% but lose total market since total growth is 5%.

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RE[2]: Okay...
by gilboa on Fri 26th Oct 2007 11:20 in reply to "RE: Okay..."
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2005-07-06

... I can't talk about other people, but all the servers we buy come OS-less.
We add RHEL/CentOS and, grrr, Windows later. (We have site license for those).

... and I'm not talking about a couple of servers - I'm talking about hundreds.

Granted, my case can be radically different then others, but in general I don't trust surveys that are built around shady foundations.

- Gilboa

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