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A new tactic

Richard Royston wrote in a message to Mike Bilow:

 RR> Did you see Denise Caruso's Technology column (it was actually 
 RR> 2 columns long) in the business section of the New York Times 
 RR> on Monday?  She says that according to Dataquest, linux owns 
 RR> over 35% of the "sub-$25,000 network server market", which was 
 RR> supposed to be part of Microsoft's NT lunch! 

Oh, wow!  Would I love to see the raw data behind that!

My main question would be how Dataquest defines a "network server."  If they
include web servers, then there is no question that Linux has a huge chunk of
this market, and rightly so.  If they mean file/print servers, the traditional
domain of Novell NetWare and now Windows NT Server, I would be shocked.

I think Linux/Samba is extremely popular in the educational market and outside
the U.S.  Generally, Linux is a good economic deal wherever labor is cheaper
than computer hardware and software.  I see a lot of messages about Linux as a
network server from people in colleges in India or Russia, where there may be a
lot of technical expertise but no money.
-- Mike

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