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ServerWatch: February 2002 Netcraft Survey Highlights

Mar 01, 2002, 19:38 (7 Talkback[s])

The February Netcraft survey is out, with some commentary on the decline in Solaris-based Internet web sites and its relationship to Linux and Windows. Apache, by the way, is up 1.56% this month:

"Sun has recently outlined a server blade strategy, which will include both Solaris/SPARC and Linux/x86 systems. An initial product is expected to be available later this year, with a more advanced Infiniband connected product following next year.

Sun announced its intention to produce a line of Linux systems earlier in the month, with CEO Scott McNealy emphasizing this significant change in strategy, saying 'We love Linux, and I hope there isn't any doubt about it'. Sun has sold Linux systems since October 2000, when it bought Cobalt, but the new line will be the first Sun badged Linux machines. The machines are "low-end, edge-of-the-network" systems, which Sun suggests should be used for functions such as website hosting.

Implicitly this accepts that that Linux has won a major and increasing share of this market, while Solaris share of internet web sites has been in steady decline over the last three years, with Intel based systems running Windows and Linux gaining strongly over the same period."

Highlights from ServerWatch

The Netcraft Survey Page