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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dbodner
Member since:
2007-07-01

Just did some research on the writer. He works for Ziff Davis Media, a company that is collaborating with Windows a lot, also because they have their very own interest in pushing Windows.


I don't mean to devalue your super-slueth'ness, but it's not exactly a surprise that he works for ziff davis. From the very article that was posted:

Copyright 1996-2007 Ziff Davis Enterprise Inc. All Rights Reserved. eWEEK and Spencer F. Katt are trademarks of Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc

I mean, thanks for the insight, but we can all read the copyright information on the bottom.

As for the merits of eWeek, back when I used to browse it (which has been a few years), they covered *nix technologies more than they did Windows technologies.

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arctic Member since:
2006-04-19

Heh... well somehow I had not seen the disclaimer. Funny. I must be overworked. ;)

Anyways, the "articles" is more paid advertisement than anything else. One thing is however correct: Migrating to Linux servers can not continue forever as there is only a certain number of machines running. So no surprise here. But interpreting the slowdown of Linux migration as a loss of market share to Windows-Servers is not really a sign of intelligence.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

But interpreting the slowdown of Linux migration as a loss of market share to Windows-Servers is not really a sign of intelligence.

How many Windows to Linux migrations do you see on average, and when a new server is required how many go out and buy a Linux one in your average company network?

If you're not moving forwards then you're going backwards.

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