Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 20:23 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Hardware, Embedded Systems IDC's newest survey of server vendors shows boxes running every kind of operating system -- except Unix -- sold more during the last three months of 2010. Sales of Linux servers rose 29 percent; Windows rose 16.8 percent, but most surprisingly, sales of mainframes shot up 69 percent " the highest growth rate IDC ever found on mainframes.
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RE: Unix Servers not Unix Based
by lemur2 on Fri 4th Mar 2011 02:47 UTC in reply to "Unix Servers not Unix Based"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

That would be a whole different situation if they factored in the consumer level systems (OSX, iOS, Android, etc)


The consumer level systems which you mentioned (OSX, iOS, Android) are not servers.

Hence it seems quite understandable that they are inot shown in "IDC's newest survey of server vendors".

Edited 2011-03-04 02:50 UTC

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de_wizze Member since:
2005-10-31

I got that ... I was simply noting that if they had considered iOS, OSX, Android in that equation UNIX would surely be on top.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I got that ... I was simply noting that if they had considered iOS, OSX, Android in that equation UNIX would surely be on top.


Linux isn't Unix, it is rather a written-from-scratch independent implementation of the POSIX specification which has not been certified as POSIX compliant because it is expensive to do so.

Therefore Linux is just Linux. Consequently, unlike OSX (which was based on BSD code) and arguably perhaps iOS as well, Android cannot be counted as any kind of "Unix".

Even if OSX and iOS machines were to be lumped in with the Unix figures, Android should be lumped in with the Linux figures.

Edited 2011-03-04 03:24 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

This was a study about server installations, not unix.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I got that ... I was simply noting that if they had considered iOS, OSX, Android in that equation UNIX would surely be on top.

No UNIX wouldn't as Android is Linux and Android outsells iOS.

Plus your point is completely irrelevant anyway as this discussion is about servers not mobile phones.

I mean, if we really want to count irrelevant figures, then why aren't router firmware and sat navs included either. In fact, I'm pretty sure my DVD player runs an OS too. :p

Edited 2011-03-04 08:36 UTC

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