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Revenue Report Stirs Up Anti-, Pro-Linux Sides

Nov 28, 2005, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])

CoolTechZone: Linux is Doomed, Thanks to Microsoft

[ Thanks to Tom Joyce for this link. ]

"The Linux community was left stunned when Windows Server software outsold Linux in the server market. Gartner, Inc. recently reported that sales of Windows systems accounted for nearly 37 percent of all server revenue in the last quarter while Linux accounted for 31.7 percent. Windows has a 5+ percent lead over Linux, which should be the cause for celebration at Microsoft.

"Is this the downfall or, as they say, the beginning of the end of Linux? Most definitely not. Before the folks at Redmond rejoice too much, there are some things they need to consider..."

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NewsForge: Reports of Linux's Death Premature

"No, Unix is not yet dead, but it appears that Windows has finally caught up to Unix in the server market. In spite of the complete and utter lack of surprise of any informed audience over the fact that the Windows plot and the Unix plot have finally crossed on the sales chart, Varun Dubey opened his fantasy tale with "The Linux community was left stunned when Windows Server software outsold Linux in the server market."

"The CoolTechZone report is so wrong on so many levels it is hard to know where to begin..."

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