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[2]: How accurate can this be?
by gilboa on Sat 5th Mar 2011 09:54 UTC in reply to "RE: How accurate can this be?"
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We bought hundreds of HP and IBM servers and workstation with no OS pre-installed and used our RedHat and Microsoft site licenses to install them - and we never, and let me make it absolutely clear, NEVER, had any issues with warranty.

I greatly doubt that big companies use pre-installed as opposed to rolling using their own server/workstation/desktop images - be that for Windows or Linux.

- Gilboa

Edited 2011-03-05 09:55 UTC

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