Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Feb 2010 22:55 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, the sheer size of a company like Microsoft can make it quite hard to see and realise just how large and profitable such a company can really be. In these kinds of situations, there's nothing like a clear graph to make all those pretty numbers tangible. Up to a point.
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RE: server and tools
by kaiwai on Sat 13th Feb 2010 00:32 UTC in reply to "server and tools"
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... that it constantly makes 1+ $billion more than desktop Windows is something I didn't realize.

seems like area normally taken for granted when thinking about Microsoft, for me at least

Well what it does go to prove is that the hype by Linux advocates years ago of 'Microsoft dying in the server world' is greatly exaggerated in the same way that one see's Mac advocates claim that Microsoft is doomed because Apple is getting a lot of press (ignoring the fact that Mac sales grew slower than the over all market).

Microsoft server sales ever since Windows 2003 has been on an upwards growth path with Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 further re-enforcing the server side of the Windows equation have their act together. When you couple the Windows server with the Office system components and the technology they're bringing onboard it would be unwise to make statements regarding Linux apparently 'eating Windows up for lunch'.

Edit: Amazing, under 5 minutes and someone moderates my post down; anyone surprised? Talk about fascists on this website silencing descent.

Edited 2010-02-13 00:42 UTC

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RE[2]: server and tools
by tylerdurden on Sat 13th Feb 2010 23:53 in reply to "RE: server and tools"
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For what it is worth, I don't think your appeal to victim status makes the strawman in your post any more valid.

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