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ReallyLinux: Linux Not Cause of Microsoft's Downfall

Nov 29, 2005, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walter V. Koenning)

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"In the latest validation of the power and presence of Linux, a recent report disclosed that seven of the top ten super computers in the world now run Linux. To some, this represents the essence of how serious and formidable is the capability and challenge of Linux to Microsoft's reign on corporate computing. To others, the uniqueness of super computing raises questions whether it is even relevant in the context of the enterprise. No matter how you cut it, there is no doubt that Microsoft's Server OS is not in the running for supercomputer use.

"Moreover, Microsoft continues to validate the benefit of UNIX OS variants by employing SUN Solaris and FreeBSD in several of its major infrastructures. Scaling matters and in the reality of mass scaling projects even Microsoft seems to shy away from using its own product in some very important initiatives..."

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