Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:10 UTC
Apple It's the end of the line for Apple's line of servers, the Xserve. The Cupertino giant has just announced that the Xserve line (no more future models, either) will no longer be sold after January 31, 2011, and advises people interested in Mac OS X Server to buy either a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server installed.
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Laurence
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2007-03-26

My favorite thing they do is when a new OS comes out they drop the earlier version immediately and refuse to port it to the new machines. This makes it a massive headache to buy new machines when you have vendor software that will not run on the new OS, and to top that the earlier version will run, but is missing a driver or to, and the only response from Apple is "Not Supported" I mean come on we are talking about a new OS that is months old, and you are telling me that the earlier version wont run? WTF? And we wonder why Microsoft dominates.

Except they don't. Microsoft don't dominate the enterprise market, they dominate the desktop market.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, they do dominate the enterprise desktop market. As well as the enterprise desktop management/support market. You know exchange/active directory and share point.

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telns Member since:
2009-06-18

Most figures I've read have a significant, and leading, MS market share in the enterprise server market. That really started with NT4, but it has grown ever since.

Linux is on a lot of boxes, no doubt about it, but MS has a very hefty server presence.

The whole thing is incredibly hard to count though. No Linux or Windows server I've ever encountered in that kind of environment was actually sold with an OS. X86 servers are almost always sold bare, even down at the SMB-level, much less enterprise. That really complicates getting a proper accounting. So much so, I imagine that an accurate count is plain impossible.

Edited 2010-11-05 15:11 UTC

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seanpk Member since:
2009-11-17

Microsoft don't dominate the enterprise market, they dominate the desktop market.


Microsoft does dominate the enterprise desktop market.
They are also very strong on servers in the SMB segment.

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