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Linux is doing just fine on servers

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My good buddy Preston Gralla would have it that “Windows doesn’t just dominate the desktop, but the server market as well.” Eh… I don’t think so.

For proof, Gralla points to the latest IDC (International Data Corporation’) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker. This report covers the worldwide server market’s factory revenue.

What Gralla and other people miss is that IDC is not measuring what server operating systems are being used. It’s measuring what server operating systems people are buying, which are bundled with their hardware purchases. To quote IDC, what the researchers are really measuring is “server revenue includes components that are typically sold today as a server bundle, including frame or cabinet and all cables, processors, memory, communication boards, and OS.”

So, it is time to start throwing a fit and start selling Red Hat stock for a dime on the dollar, and enroll in MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) night classes? No. I don’t think so.

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