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Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y On the heels of yesterday's launch of Windows 8's preview, new statistics show that Microsoft's decade-old Windows XP again plummeted in usage share and will be surpassed by Windows 7 in June.
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Server market share?
by ozonehole on Sun 4th Mar 2012 01:14 UTC
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Actually, I found this site ( to be pretty interesting and I thank OSNews for linking to it.

Aside from desktop, you can set it to show marketshare for mobile devices, or consoles. Curiously, it has no info about server marketshare. I'm wondering if anyone here can recommend a good web site to find out that info? TIA.

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RE: Server market share?
by righard on Sun 4th Mar 2012 01:19 in reply to "Server market share?"
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Curiously, it has no info about server marketshare.

Not that curious; They measure the marketshare trough website visits, not that many people visit websites from a server.

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RE[2]: Server market share?
by ozonehole on Sun 4th Mar 2012 01:58 in reply to "RE: Server market share?"
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Yes, I know. But I'm looking for some web server statistics and was hoping someone had a suggestion. I did go googling for answers and found a number of references to total market share (Windows and Linux both have slightly over 1/3, the remainder being other Unix operating systems (FreeBSD, AIX, etc). But is unique in that it lets you set filters to see market share in individual countries, and I was looking for a site that would do that for servers, not just desktop, mobile and gaming consoles.

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RE[2]: Server market share?
by rekabis on Mon 5th Mar 2012 06:03 in reply to "RE: Server market share?"
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I visit websites from a server. Call it a quirk of unusual hardware that has forced this particular choice of software.

For my primary daily-driver workstation (my heavy lifter is a different story) I have a server-class dual-processor Xeon 603/604 motherboard, but it can only take two 32-bit hyperthreaded Xeon processors for a total of 4 “cores” (the Intel chipset has the 1MB L3 cache limit for processors). Let me be clear: It CANNOT take 64-bit Xeon processors, due to chipset limitations. On the other hand, it can take up to 12GB of memory (6×2GB PC3200 ECC Reg RAM), and I’ve actually installed that.

XP can only see up to 3.5GB at the most, but Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition can see up to 16GB of RAM. Ergo, I have Win2k3r2 installed so that I can make use of the full amount of RAM.

The big bonus is that Win2k3r2 is the first Windows O/S that has been able to successfully handle my ATI Radeon HD 4650 AGP video card in dual-head (2 monitor) mode through a 4-port, 2-head KVM without blowing its cookies every time it tries to install the driver. No other version of Windows to date has been able to handle that video setup successfully, especially after changing KVM channels or switching back after a Remote Desktop session. As such, I am ***VERY*** pleased with its performance to date.

And yes, this is my “daily driver” workstation. I clock in at least five hours of surfing a day on this unit, including

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