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From Webmaster <eag...@chatministries.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Sorry Guys...
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2003 00:17:19 GMT
Could it perhaps be that someone interested in manipulating statistics
thought it might make good PR?

That company has used PR instead of reliability ever since it broke off the
joint venture with IBM; buying that in part through offering IBM virtually
free software as an "inverted threat" not to block the severing of the
contractual arrangement with IBM.

That isn't the claim of a disgrunted user or employee... it has been well
publicised over many years. The ongoing litigation against them makes
interesting reading too.

Richard Ashton
Adelaide, Australia



At 15:38 02-10-03 -0400, you wrote:
>> Windows Server 2003 Taking Share from Linux
>> http://www.newsfactor.com/perl/story/22290.html
>>
>> Windows Server 2003 Surges, Takes Share from Linux
>> http://www.wininformant.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=40297
>
>I don't understand why this even got press coverage.  Read the numbers on
>that first link.  appx. 20 million active websites monitored; 185,000 of
>which run server 2003.  That's 0.00925% of all servers.  5% of those 185,000
>moved from linux/apache.  That's 9250.  Or, in the global scale, 0.0004625%
>of all sites in the world moved from linux to windows server 2003.
>
>Now, take a look at windows 2003 hosting companies at www.netcraft.com.
>That's 94,732 sites from those top hosting companies alone.  They account
>for 51.2% of all win2003 servers.
>
>On the global scale, over the last month, Microsoft has lost 0.21% of the
>market, while apache has gained 0.54% (48x of those lost to windows
>2003/IIS).
>
>It boggles the mind why this made news.
>
>-Jacob
>
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