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Linux, Windows Duke It Out Over Energy Efficiency

“The battles for energy efficiency aren’t just being fought by
chipmakers, server and PC vendors, and other hardware companies out
there. There’s a similar battle heating up on the OS layer between
Microsoft and Linux.

“Linux appears to have an advantage at the moment: Companies are
becoming increasingly open to adopting the platform both in the
server room and on the desktop. Big-name vendors like IBM, HP, and
Novell are giving the penguin a push in the datacenter, framing it
as a flexible and energy-efficient platform. The fact that Linux
offers greater virtualization opportunities than Windows (a
sentiment recently expressed by the VMWare CTO Mendel Rosenblum)
only strengthens the platform’s green standing…”


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