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."