Linux Starts to Eat Microsoft's Lunch...

Linux Starts to Eat Microsoft's Lunch in Servers

There are 5 comments on the NY Times story from Oct 12, 2010, titled Linux Starts to Eat Microsoft's Lunch in Servers. In it, NY Times reports that:

For years, the Linux penguin has grown fat on the carcass of yesterday's Unix market , with Red Hat, in particular, delivering robust earnings growth at the expense of Sun's Solaris business .

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Since: Sep 09


#1 Oct 12, 2010
Even the big unix names are making big time mistakes and annoyances. Sun and HP have both started charging for update and fixes to their big iron systems. It used to be that you pulled down patches and fixed issues with no other requirement then knowing what you needed, now you need to have support contracts on the machines to access these patches. Kind of a shame, we started paving over our HP_UX and other HP servers with Ubuntu and so far they are working very well. Microsoft 2008 has started getting so security tight that our developers were spending half their time on permissions.

Since: Nov 10

Delhi, India

#3 Nov 11, 2010
Linux is becoming primary operating system inspite of its high deplyment cost over Windows OS because of its security as a result it is highly preferred for mission-critical workloads. New users are ready to adopt Lnix over Unix and Windows and existing Windows users are planning to migrate to Linux OS.


#5 May 4, 2011


#6 May 4, 2011


Since: Oct 09

ST George UT

#7 May 25, 2011
Well, more companies are starting to realise that windows is a steaming pile, and that for servers a CLI is all they really need.

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