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Re: (News) The New Anti-Linux FUD Campaign

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Where do Unix shops who want to migrate go next? You'd think they go
> | for Linux. Or is it Windows? It depends who's asking.
> |
> | According Microsoft-commissioned research, contrary to what one might
> | see as a natural move over from Unix to Linux, more ex-Unix shops run
> | Windows than Linux.
> |
> | A survey, conducted by IDC on Microsoft's behalf, looked at 400
> | Unix shops, which were garnered at random from our sister title
> | Network World's subscriber list, according to one report.
> `----
> http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/index.cfm?NewsID=5691&inkc=0

Well, considering that Linux and Windows both gained a lot of ground in
the server market, I'd say it's pretty close and that the difference is
not as much as the report claims.

The Windows Server and Tools division reported steep increases in its
revenue and profit year over year and also by quarter.  In other words,
they are doing great.

Linux is also doing great, so it looks as there is very good healthy
competition in the server arena.

Nothing wrong with that.

I'm running Windows Server 2003 for my web, email, ftp and game server
(all on one box of course), and it has *never* crashed on me once or
displayed erratic behavior in any way - quite an improvement from NT
4.0 server.

I really wouldn't argue too much with the report - as it really depends
on *which* shops you ask.  Also, IDC's reputation is at stake, and they
are not going to deceive their subscribers - otherwise, *nobody* will
commission them for reports/surveys.

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