Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jun 2010 22:20 UTC, submitted by Preston Gralla
In the News So, what to do with this. If we don't run it, we're pro-Linux. If we do run it, we're pro-Microsoft. And I'm sure that whatever we do, we're anti-Apple somehow. In any case, here we go: the latest market share figures from IDC about servers show that Windows is by far the most popular server operating system in terms of unit sales, increasing its market share even further. Linux, on the other hand, saw its market share in the server market sink a little.
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Anti-whatever
by Finchwizard on Sat 5th Jun 2010 11:11 UTC
Finchwizard
Member since:
2006-02-01

Users don't care what you post, whether it's Microsoft, Apple or Linux.

It's the ways you support certain things, when the next company does the exact same thing and gets slammed for it. Even more frustrating when there's no real world experience in the area you're slamming.

That being said, I'm sure Windows share is improving again, they've done some solid releases with their servers and I won't take that away from them. Just like Vista was a disaster but I hand it to Windows 7.

It all depends on the area you're trying to service. The majority of the times I find a Linux or Apple server far superior to the Windows servers in stability, ease of upgrades, maintenance.

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RE: Anti-whatever
by nt_jerkface on Sat 5th Jun 2010 20:10 in reply to "Anti-whatever"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


It all depends on the area you're trying to service. The majority of the times I find a Linux or Apple server far superior to the Windows servers in stability, ease of upgrades, maintenance.


I think the reliability issue has become somewhat of a canard. Linux, FreeBSD and Windows Server are all plenty reliable. Linux companies can no longer rely on stability to be a selling point. It kind of reminds me of Sun who was dismissive of Linux and just repeated "reliability of Solaris" as a selling point even when it was clear that Linux based web services were plenty reliable.

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RE: Anti-whatever
by StaubSaugerNZ on Sat 5th Jun 2010 21:47 in reply to "Anti-whatever"
StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

Windows 7 share is certainly improving - at the expense of the Vista and XP for sure.

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