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Linux hurts Microsoft's backend

Mon May 15 2006, 17:41
LINUX IS OFF killing Window's global domination thanks to its growing influence in data centres, according to analyst outfit Quocirca.

In a report for, Quocirca said that there was a growing use of Linux-based servers to drive the data centres that run hosted applications.

Many independent software vendors (ISVs) are seeing an increasing demand for the delivery of their software as a service (SaaS) over the Internet. An ISV whose application runs on both Windows and Linux is finding it better to run the front end on Windows. But it is better for such people to run their own data centres on Linux.

These data centres are often huge affairs running proprietary or semi-proprietary architectures. In the good old days they would have run to Unix but are now turning to Linux and this is slowly killing off the Vole in the back office area. µ


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