"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..."