Is Linux Really Losing Market Share to Windows?

“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


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