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[6]: OSX UNIX
by kaiwai on Sun 6th Mar 2011 14:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: OSX UNIX"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

This is currently already true with Linux and for example Windows 2000.


True, but with Windows there is a 10 connection limit.

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RE[7]: OSX UNIX
by BluenoseJake on Sun 6th Mar 2011 23:27 in reply to "RE[6]: OSX UNIX"
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2005-08-11

Only on fileshares, or IIS, if you installed say apache, on Windows 2000 WS, there would be no limit.

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RE[8]: OSX UNIX
by kaiwai on Mon 7th Mar 2011 02:50 in reply to "RE[7]: OSX UNIX"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Only on fileshares, or IIS, if you installed say apache, on Windows 2000 WS, there would be no limit.


Yes, in theory but I'm referring to packages that come with the distribution itself rather than sourcing third parties. That put aside for a moment, IIRC isn't that a licence violation? Aren't there limitations placed on throughput within the registry in the case of the TCP/IP settings etc? I'm not particularly clued up on Windows so if you can provide greater insight it would be much appreciated.

Edited 2011-03-07 02:53 UTC

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