[Novalug] Linux By The Numbers -- Linux market share, new servers
larkoc at iges.org
Fri Nov 6 21:40:22 EST 2009
Now, I buy servers without an OS pre-installed. That was not always the case. In year past (when I still worked at NASA-Goddard 1985-2006) all non-super computers that were not SGI or Sun came with Microsoft products pre-installed (this was pre-anti-trust lawsuit). I threw the shrink-wrapped disks into the closet and re-formatted to install linux.
megan (with a little bit of history)
----- Original Message -----
From: Aaron Porter <atporter at gmail.com>
To: paulbain at pobox.com
Cc: novalug mailing list <Novalug at calypso.tux.org>
Sent: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 18:50:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [Novalug] Linux By The Numbers -- Linux market share, new servers
On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Paul D. Bain <paulbain at pobox.com> wrote:
> Yes, these figures are interesting, but they do not address an issue
> that I consider very important: the percentage of _new_ servers that are
> shipping with (a) Linux pre-installed versus (b) Windows pre-installed.
Who buys servers with *anything* installed? We've got a couple hundred
servres (last job was a couple thousand) -- all purchased bare metal.
Ended up running Linux, Solaris, Windows, FreeBSD... but none of those
were bought with the systems.
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