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GNU/Linux Market Share: Why Gartner and IDC Must be Ignored

Mar 05, 2009, 16:03 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

"There is a lot of selective research and cherry-picking of methodologies.

"GNU/Linux is very commonplace on servers. Virtualisation requires those servers to communicate between and within one another, either through open standards or 'interoperability', which is typically a two-way bridge. Microsoft is fiddling with companies like XenSource (now absorbed by Citrix) and VMware (now run by former Softies) to interfere.

"In order to understand how GNU/Linux is doing against Windows on the server, a market survey would be required which is global. It is harder and more expensive to conduct a survey based on actual deployments (global in particular), as opposed to assembling and aggregating numbers of shipments from market leaders."

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