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The partnership we are announcing today with Red Hat extends our commitment to offer unmatched choice and flexibility in an enterprise-grade cloud experience across the hybrid cloud. With more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft’s cloud, for us to team with the leader in enterprise Linux allows even more businesses to move to the cloud on their terms. By working with Red Hat, we will address common enterprise, ISV and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private and public clouds, including the following.

Only fourteen short years ago:

Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.

What a time to be alive.

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Duopoly
by Deviate_X on Thu 5th Nov 2015 07:20 UTC
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2005-07-11

The truth is that Linux and free-software were perceived as threats to proprietary software. It turned out that it wasn't.

In most cases FOSS actually benefits companies selling software, support and services.

Linux, Apache have a deeply conservative development model and provide nice incremental competition for Microsoft. While at the same dominating through free, effectively preventing the emergence commercial upstarts.

So in those market you have ended up with something like a duopoly. You can see the pattern repeated similarly in other markets.

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RE: Duopoly
by unclefester on Thu 5th Nov 2015 07:42 in reply to "Duopoly"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13


So in those market you have ended up with something like a duopoly. You can see the pattern repeated similarly in other markets.



It is simply a case of Pareto's Law where the marketshare is divided approximately 80:20 between two totally dominant players.

Edited 2015-11-05 07:43 UTC

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RE[2]: Duopoly
by delta0.delta0 on Thu 5th Nov 2015 11:21 in reply to "RE: Duopoly"
delta0.delta0 Member since:
2010-06-01

*where the lion share is Linux (Apache/nginx)


http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/10/16/october-2015-web-serve...

Nginx usage is growing massively....

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