Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 05:26 UTC
Windows Windows narrowly bumped Unix in 2005 to claim the top spot in server sales for the first time, according to a new report from IDC. Computer makers sold $17.7 billion worth of Windows servers worldwide in 2005 compared with $17.5 billion in Unix servers, IDC analyst Matthew Eastwood said of the firm's latest Server Tracker market share report.
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Open your eyes !
by antwarrior on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 20:16 UTC
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2006-02-11

I love it when news like this hits OSnews.
The voices of denial are heard far and wide reaching a deafening crescendo. .... Comments like these begin to pour out like endless drivel :

"Then again, it's not like IDC ever gets anything right"

"This is SALES, not installations. Please keep that in mind."

"Ha ha, isn't it the same company that mispredicted the success of Itanium by two orders of the magnitude..."

I think a lot of people , save a few , have missed the issue here. They said that for the first time Microsoft has overtaken Unix server sales. Can't you see what it's saying ? Microsoft is doing something right here,regardless of it's pace, it's producing servers that can at least compete with Unix servers on some level.

Sometimes I feel that in the linux community we become like the frog slowly boiled to death , realizing not its danger until it's far too late....

The sales are not a reflection of technical superiority in unix or windows servers. It indicates how much value Windows servers give me for each dollar I spend. If microsoft continues to increase value for each dollar spent on it's server systems then it could continue eating market share uncontested. .....

Ad hominem... there is far too much of that here than intelligent rebuttals. sigh

ad hominem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

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RE: Open your eyes !
by Milo_Hoffman on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 20:25 in reply to "Open your eyes ! "
Milo_Hoffman Member since:
2005-07-06

>Microsoft is doing something right here,regardless of
>it's pace, it's producing servers that can at least
>compete with Unix servers on some level.

It's NOT SAYING that at all.. How do you know its not saying that Linux is the one doing something right and Windows is sitting still??


Just beacuse there is less UNIX does not mean that Windows is getting it....Linux is gaining as well, and probably MUCH more responsible for this change than Windows.


Windows taking credit for this is pretty dubious.

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