When Netcraft first reported on Windows Server 2003 they gave an indication on the numbers of sites that had been put up prior to the official launch. In the three months since the launch the number of active sites has increased by over 300% and now stands at 88,400. Microsoft will take some considerable encouragement at the number of sites that have switched from Linux (8,000).
Windows Server 2003 Approaching 100,000 Active Sites
2003-07-16 Windows 19 Comments
Some one help me out here. I know its basic mathmatics but I can’t seem to figure it out.
First they say:
>>In the three months since the launch the number of active >>sites has increased by over 300% and now stands at 88,400.
So I assume 88,400 total.
Then they say:
>>Comparing the sites which are now hosted on Windows 2003 >>with their operating system in December 2002 shows over >>42% of these to be new sites, 43% (68K) to be upgrades >>from other Windows platforms (mainly Windows 2000), 5% >>(8K) to be migrations from Linux and 1% from other >>operating systems.
So I assume the shares to be:
42% + 43% + 5% + 1% == 91% ( according to my handy TI-85)
( side note: where is the other 8%)
Now I look at the actuall numbers:
43% == 68E3 shares. ( according to TI-85; 43% of 884E2 == 38012 not 68E3)
5% == 8k shares. ( according to TI-85; 5% of 884E2 == 4420 not 8k)
So, Im wondering is it because they calculated at 91%, are the numbers flawed, or most likely, because my math is failing me today?
Can they also tell us what the percentage is, of sites that moved from Windows to Linux? I would like to know. I am not saying it isn’t true, but as somebody who is directly involved in commercial web hosting, a 5% move from Linux to Windows in three months just doesn’t make sense at all. In many cases, people choose Unix or Windows depending on who the web developer is. If he is into ASP, they choose windows. If into php or perl, they go with Unix.
Microsoft warns of critical Windows flaw
“This would give the attacker the ability to take any action on the server that they want,” Microsoft stated in its advisory. “For example, an attacker could change Web pages, reformat the hard disk, or add new users to the local administrators group.”
This is funny…
“Jeff Jones, senior director for Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing effort…”
Isn’t “Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing effort” a rather obvious (even hilarious!) oxymoron? I’m sure Mr. Jones is a very busy man!
good on micro$. They can finally say that they have 100,000 people that they can call win2k3 customers.
I wonder out of how many are using the leaked volume key?
If you remember that m$ sells licences to their OS’ before they are released, create a swell of demand, and then tell the world that they have sold 1million licences in the first day of releasing winxp/win98/etc. I would like to know if that same general rule of m$ marketing and selling their product applies here. If it does (and i’m sure it will), then those 100k licences in 3 months could actually be 5 or 6 months.
I personnally belive that that would be the case. If you remember how bad the IT industry is at the moment.
but to me, flawed. Site count alone doesn’t indicate much because some of those providers might host lots and lots of parked domains. Plus, a company like Microsoft, a company with a lot of money, could simply buy thousands of domain names and park them on a few Windows servers, influencing the results of Netcraft’s survey.
A more interesting count would be an enumeration of actual physical servers connected to the Internet and what OS they run. (This is probably impossible because it would require cooperation from everyone and sales alone can not be used to determine the results as Linux/*BSD are free and not trackable by just those means.)
I visited the netcraft page and I took a look at the graphs. In the same period when Microsoft seems to have gained, oh, about 65,000 seats that FreeBSD has gained, oh, about 350,000 seats. But the news is that Microsoft is exploding. Yeah, well, that’s somebody’s opinion, based on something other than the fact that FreeBSD is running away from the field.
One more thing – go take a look at the Web Server Survey and watch how Microsoft is getting its ass kicked by Apache. Of course that’s not news, either. Go figure.
Microsoft seems to have gained, oh, about 65,000 seats that FreeBSD has gained, oh, about 350,000 seats.
BSD is Dying!
As Slashdot would rate it (-1, Flamebait)
… given that M$ has recently ceased to support NT, a lot of places are “forced” to upgrade because of this. Now, if you were going to upgrade it would make sense to upgrade to the product with the longest lifespan, ie Win2k3!
I bet Colt have a few choice words for Billy boy as well!!
The support only ended for the desktop version not for the server version.
I’m wondering if Microsoft also counted the evaluation copies – because I’ve got one I downloaded, and there’s another I’ve ordered but which still refuses to turn up, though it’s well over 8 weeks since I ordered it.
So that could count me as having two licenses of Win2k3, though as I say, I’ve only got one so far and that was through my own efforts. I’m a Linux-user, and Win2k3, though nice – a lot nicer than for example, WinNT 4.0 which I’ve had a lot of experience with – still hasn’t pushed me into changing over.
I hope you realise that you can actually run ASP on UNIX using Chill!soft ASP which is now part of the SUN ONE Server software range.
Most decisions are made not on politics but the costs involved and what is available in the organisation. If you have 15 trained Windows admins, and they are VERY good at the job, why would you ditch them and hire a Linux admin and install Linux. It is the old story, if it aint broken, why fix it?
Windows 2000 and 2003 aren’t broken, so why fix them? if you were to move from NT4 to Linux, sure, there is the advantage, however, moving from Windows 2000/2003 to Linux is straight out crazy unless there is a really strong arguement to justify it.
Wowe is me, having to download a 897K patch. How will I survive? how can I cope with such a COMPLEX issue of applying a patch? some one, help me!
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Interesting that you should mention Chill!soft. I just found out about a company called Diamond Edge yesterday that makes a product called ASP2JSP, which does the reverse of what Chill!soft does (i.e. ASP -> JSP conversion). Thought you might like to know about it…
I note that Chill!soft doesn’t actually do any conversion, just re-hosting of ASP on Unix.
True. It does a nice job, and it is great for those wanting to migrate to UNIX but don’t want to re-invent the wheel and retrain everyone to use JSP or some other scripting language.
It’s been out what, 3 months and already has a critical flaw! Sounds just like all their other crap. Marketing speak and monkeyspunk. Bill Gate’s quality initiative is lip service as usual. There’s a sucker born every day -PT Barnum