Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th May 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by teigetje
Microsoft It turns out that a lot of people haven't been paying attention. Over the weekend, a story about how Microsoft is earning more from HTC's Android devices than from its own Windows Phone 7 sales spread all across the web, with surprised reactions everywhere. Anyone who has been paying attention to Microsoft's recent patent trolling regarding Android could've seen this coming.
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ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

Granted that Win Server isn't well suited for a web-, dns-, ftp-, etc server...

What? You must be still using old 3.1 Windows NT servers. Because you seem not aware of new options like Windows Azure and Windows Azure Appliance.

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ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Nice jump there from 3.11 to Azure. Just 17 years between releases.

However, I have not used Azure so I don't know anything about using and deploying it. However, I haven't seen it being used in production either.

Funny that so far I've gotten responses saying that I am wrong because Linux is better than I give it credit for, and I've gotten responses saying that Windows is better than I give it credit for. Very interesting. Guess I should praise more. ;)

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

And other cloud providers beat the crap out of Azure. And if you're not building something on MS based tech, you are better off with any other cloud.

windows Server is a good product, Azure is a good product/service. However, Linux, *BSD, AIX and Solaris are great server products. A number of cloud providers and virtual datacenter landlords have great offerings.
You can't beat great with good.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

And other cloud providers beat the crap out of Azure. And if you're not building something on MS based tech, you are better off with any other cloud.

windows Server is a good product, Azure is a good product/service. However, Linux, *BSD, AIX and Solaris are great server products. A number of cloud providers and virtual datacenter landlords have great offerings.
You can't beat great with good.


Can you explain please why Linux BSD and Solaris are better servers than Windows 2008 Server?

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