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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What a lousy article...
by mgajda on Sat 27th Oct 2007 15:35 UTC
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Please ***no more eWeek on OSNews***!

Their language is unwieldy, and unwieldy enough to cover the truth.

The article skims over bare server shipments, gives misleading comments.

I especially liked Bill Hilfs 'core print and file servers'. As far as I know most print servers are not actually core, whereas file servers seem to be on Linux everywhere I see. And bought for Linux...

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RE: What a lousy article...
by rajj on Sun 28th Oct 2007 00:06 in reply to "What a lousy article..."
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We recently consolidated all our storage onto an EMC fiber channel array with a Linux box running Samba as a NAS "gateway". This replaced three Windows 2003 file servers.

The Linux box provides access to the file stores through HTTP/DAV/SCP/CIFS/NFSv(3|4). It's fully integrated with our AD installation through LDAP and Kerberos. The only real disadvantage is the loss of filesystem permission semantics with POSIX ACLs vs NT ACLs; however, it's still more than workable.

So in our case that's 3 less Windows servers and 1 additional Linux server (which we didn't have to buy a new box for). So, I guess Bill is right. Linux server growth is slow ;-).

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