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Is Linux Really Losing Market Share to Windows?

Oct 28, 2007, 14:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Should we be ready, as Kent Brockman might put it, to 'welcome our new Microsoft overlords,' or are the IDC Quarterly Server Tracker figures not really reflecting the reality of how servers are used in businesses? I, for one, think that what IDC is measuring and what server operating systems people are really using are two entirely different things.

"According to the IDG server report, the annual rate at which Linux is growing in the x86 server space has fallen from around 53 percent in 2003 to a negative 4 percent growth in calendar year 2006..."

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