Microsoft is touting Windows Server 2003 as an operating system capable of pushing aside Unix and mainframes. But most customers will be upgrading from Windows NT 4–and at a slow pace, analysts say at News.com.
Analysts: Slow Road to New Windows
2003-05-02 Windows 8 Comments
for MS to keep trying to unseat the rest of the Unix market. companies that stuck it out with their Sun and AIX Iron are not gong to switch to MS NOW!.
I just have to say… haha.
Don’t Microsoft users have to move to “Licensing 6” for volume user licenses of Windows 2003 Server? That and all new hardware and software incompatibility make this sound pretty expensive, especially if NT 4 still works.
A few server reboots and services restarts per week aside, the value proposition just isn’t there for small and medium businesses to make the “drastic” move to Windows 2003 Server.
Most have just begun to deploy Windows 2000 Server or are swapping out to Linux for the older hardware.
I’m sure 2003 Server is tons better, but just not justifiable in this recession. Unemployment hit 6% last month. Do you think the IT admins still with jobs want to propose $40,000 upgrades that require less maintenance???
Good points, except I have to point out that we are not in a recession. This is a period of slow growth, around 2%. A recession is 3 consecutive quarters of declining GNP, which hasn’t happened.
I think the Osnews should give a detailed reviews of Unix and Win2k3 on High end server, TO give a clear idea of Win2k3 capabilities.
I’m not sure if Win2k3 is ready to take on Unix on the server end, but if it is not, will it ever?
I see Windows making advances on the server level, but what is Unix doing on the server level? How has Unix evolved on the server in the past 5-10 years, or has it? This isn’t a troll, but a legitimate question.
If you think that Windows will never equal Unix on the server, then what do you say about Linux on the desktop, as in marketshare ?
…when both Exchange 2K and SQL 2K don’t work on it? And Exchange 2003 and SQL 2003 won’t be released for a few months? Sorter leaves Win2003 out in the cold without the real functionality needed…