"Three months after its release, Windows Server 2003 is showing
strong growth in the hosting market and even picking up a limited
number of Linux converts. This gain comes even as Microsoft's
overall market share in the Web server market declined.
"According to Netcraft's latest statistics, published yesterday,
the number of active Windows Server 2003 sites now stands at 88,400
and the number of host names running Win Server 2003 is around
"Netcraft compared the sites which are now hosted on Windows
2003 with their operating system in December 2002. This showed that
over 42 per cent of these are new sites, 43 per cent to be upgrades
from other Windows platforms (mainly Windows 2000), five per cent
(8,000) to be migrations from Linux and one per cent migrations
from other operating systems..."