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Is Linux Now the Server Market Leader?

Sep 26, 2007, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emmett Dulaney)

"What made me pull the textbooks were the ads that Microsoft has been running lately comparing Windows Server 2003 to Linux. The full-page ads are made to look like the front of a newspaper called The Highly Reliable Times, and have banners that say things like 'State of Illinois Votes for Windows Server Over Linux.'

"The way the ads read, you'd think that Linux is the market leader and little Microsoft is trying to shed light on the fact that its OS is more reliable. The one focusing on Illinois quotes Paul Campbell, the former director of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services--apparently the current director didn't weigh in--as saying, 'Part of the reason we felt we could rely on Windows Server is that there's a great roadmap for the platform. With Linux, there is no roadmap...'"

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