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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SQL Server a requirement.
by systyrant on Fri 26th Oct 2007 14:08 UTC
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I can't speak for an entire industry, but I know the only reason we have a Windows server in our office is because of SQL Server. We have software that requires it. I'd be willing to place a bet that if Windows servers are growing and Linux is slipping it probably has to do more with application requirements over choice (although I know more than a few IT people who are ate up with Windows servers).

However, like he pointed out in the article, you can't really base the number of actual Linux server running on how many boxes were sold. A hundred companies could have bought a hundred Windows servers, but the may each be running two Linux servers.

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RE: SQL Server a requirement.
by trenchsol on Sat 27th Oct 2007 02:21 in reply to "SQL Server a requirement."
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You don't here often "Windows are great", even from people that use them. Windows are just....Windows. It is always some application that works in Windows only which people like.

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